4 soldiers, 2 Palestinians lightly wounded in clashes north of Jerusalem
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4 soldiers, 2 Palestinians lightly wounded in clashes north of Jerusalem

250 Palestinians throw stones at Israeli forces near Bitunia checkpoint

Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli troops outside the Ofer military prison near Ramallah on Wednesday. (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli troops outside the Ofer military prison near Ramallah on Wednesday. (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

Four IDF soldiers and two Palestinians were lightly wounded in riots north of Jerusalem Wednesday. A crowd of about 250 Palestinians gathered near the Bitunia checkpoint, south of Ramallah, and threw stones at the security forces, who responded with rubber bullets and other crowd dispersal techniques.

The injured soldiers were evacuated to Hadassah hospital on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem. The two Palestinians were evacuated by the Red Crescent.

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