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37 Palestinians injured in West Bank clash: Report

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Ramallah: At least 37 Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian medics and eyewitnesses told the media.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said in a statement that among the injured were three shot by live ammunition and nine by rubber bullets, while the others inhaled teargas fired by Israeli soldiers on Friday.

Fierce clashes broke out between anti-settlement protesters and Israeli soldiers in the villages of Beita and Beit Dajan, south and east of Nablus city, and in the village of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qaqilya city, said Palestinian eyewitnesses.

The protesters burned tyres and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed on the perimeters of the villages, they said.

Murad Eshteiwi, coordinator of popular resistance in Kafr Qaddum village, told Xinhua that the Israeli soldiers used rubber bullets, teargas, and sound bombs to attack the Palestinian protesters rejecting the measures against their village.

Israeli authorities have not commented on the incidents yet.

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