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2 Israelis hurt in rock-throwing attacks in West Bank

Palestinian sources say dozens injured in clashes with security forces as protests held in multiple locations in territories

Masked Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces at the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, on October 11, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
Masked Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces at the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, on October 11, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Two Israelis were injured in separate rock-throwing attacks Sunday afternoon as weeks of violence and unrest between Israelis and Palestinians persisted.

An Israeli man was lightly injured by Palestinian rock throwers who pelted his car with rocks at the A-zaim checkpoint near Jerusalem, where a Palestinian woman partially detonated a bomb earlier Sunday.

The Magen David Adom emergency services said the 25-year-old man was evacuated to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus with facial injuries.

Outside the Hebron-area settlement of Carmei Tzur, another Israeli man was lightly injured when Palestinians pelted his car as he drove on Route 60, the main north-south West Bank highway Sunday afternoon.

According to MDA, the 30-year-old man was evacuated to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center with injuries to his arms and legs.

In a separate incident in Hebron, two Palestinian women were detained by Israeli forces after a security check by Border Police outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs showed that they had one knife in their possession, the Walla website reported.

Meanwhile, Palestinian sources reported that dozens were injured in clashes with Israeli security forces Sunday, as protests took place in Tulkarm, Nablus and the Hebron areas of the West Bank and the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis.

The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that one of its cameramen was shot by Israeli soldiers near the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus. According to the report, cameraman Rami Swidan and six other Palestinian protesters were hit by live fire during clashes.

A recent surge in protests and terror attacks comes after a week of spiraling violence between Israelis and Palestinians, as two more terror attacks hit Jerusalem on Saturday — another in a string of stabbing attacks that have targeted Jewish Israelis since October 3, when a Palestinian terrorist killed two Israelis in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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