Clashes break out in Jenin village, no detentions
Published Saturday 26/10/2013 (updated) 26/10/2013 21:50
JENIN (Ma'an) -- A number of Palestinians suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation as a result of clashes with Israeli forces early Saturday in the village of Yabad southwest of Jenin, locals told Ma'an.
Witnesses said that the clashes broke out after six Israeli military vehicles entered the village and soldiers walked through the streets.
Israeli forces fired tear gas grenades, sound bombs and rubber bullets and Palestinian men hurled stones, locals said.
A spokeswoman for the Israeli army confirmed overnight military activity in the village.
Palestinians "hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails and Israeli forces responded with riot dispersal means," she said.
Witnesses told Ma'an that the Israeli soldiers left the village an hour later. No detentions were reported.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.