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Military policeman injured in West Bank protest

IDF soldier lightly wounded by rock at pro-Palestinian demonstration near Kafr Kadum

Adiv Sterman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

A Palestinian protester rolls a burning tire toward Israeli soldiers during an earlier clash, next to Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
A Palestinian protester rolls a burning tire toward Israeli soldiers during an earlier clash, next to Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

A military policeman was lightly injured Friday by a stone hurled at him during a protest near the Palestinian village of Kadum, in the West Bank.

Israeli security forces broke up the demonstration using riot dispersal methods.

In the Palestinian village of Beit Ummar south of Jerusalem, Palestinian demonstrators threw stones at an IDF officer, causing him light wounds. The officer was treated by a medical crew at the spot.

Riots erupted in various other locations in the West Bank Friday, with dozens of Palestinian protesters hurling rocks at Israeli security forces, including near the settlement of Ofra, and in the Palestinian villages of Bil’in and Ni’lin.

No casualties were reported.

In recent years, Bil’in and Ni’lin have been the site of weekly demonstrations protesting the route of the security barrier, which runs through the farm lands of both villages.

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