Israeli arrests trigger clash in West Bank village
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Israeli arrests trigger clash in West Bank village

Attack takes place in Nabi Saleh following weekend of disturbances

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

A Palestinian demonstrator runs for cover as Israeli soldiers fire tear gas during a protest  in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah. (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/FLASH90)
A Palestinian demonstrator runs for cover as Israeli soldiers fire tear gas during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah. (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/FLASH90)

IDF soldiers clashed with residents of the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh on Monday following the arrest of two Palestinians earlier that morning, the Federation of Arab News Agencies reported.

According to the report, the arresting soldiers were attacked by angry residents, and the two sides faced off throughout the day.

Disturbances have wrought havoc on the village, located just north of Ramallah, since Friday when, during a protest against Israel’s presence in the West Bank, soldiers fired a tear gas canister that hit a French protester in the head.

The Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA reported on Sunday that Jewish settlers had tried to burn a mosque in a dawn raid on the village.

Although there are weekly Friday protests in Nabi Saleh, the area is usually quiet during the rest of the week.

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