4 Palestinians, Israeli soldier lightly injured in Hebron clashes
Published Monday 17/03/2014 (updated) 18/03/2014 11:01
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Four Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets in clashes with Israeli soldiers in Hebron on Monday, medics said.
Palestinian youths threw stones at a military base at the entrance of Shuhada street in Hebron, and Israeli forces responded by firing rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters, witnesses told Ma'an.
Several Palestinians suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation and a number were treated at the scene by Red Crescent medics.
Witnesses said an Israeli soldier was struck in the face by a rock.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said that "around 30 Palestinians were hurling rocks" and confirmed that an Israeli soldier was hit by a rock in his face.
The soldier was only lightly injured, and did not need medical treatment, the spokeswoman said.
She was not familiar with any injuries on the Palestinian side.