Clashes erupt in West Bank between Palestinians, security forces
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Clashes erupt in West Bank between Palestinians, security forces

Four reported hurt during riots at Qalandia checkpoint, Kufr Qadoum, Turmusaya, Silwad

A Palestinian youth covers his face with a scarf with an image of senior PA official Ziad Abu Ein in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya near Ramallah, Friday, December 19, 2014. (Photo credit:AP/Majdi Mohammed)
A Palestinian youth covers his face with a scarf with an image of senior PA official Ziad Abu Ein in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya near Ramallah, Friday, December 19, 2014. (Photo credit:AP/Majdi Mohammed)

At least four Palestinians were reported hurt on Friday after fierce clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces throughout the West Bank.

In the Palestinian village of Kufr Qadoum and the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Palestinian protesters threw stones at Israeli forces and set tires alight.

Disturbances were also reported near the villages of Turmusaya, Silwad and Rachel’s Tomb near Bethlehem, according to Israel Radio.

Israeli forces responded with riot dispersal means.

Turmusaya was the site of a Palestinian-Israeli scuffle earlier this month during which Palestinian Authority senior official Ziad Abu Ein collapsed. He later died en route to hospital.

Palestinian and Israeli pathologists subsequently disagreed over the cause of Abu Ein’s death. The Palestinian expert said the cause of death was a “blow,” while his Israeli colleague said Abu Ein died of a heart attack.

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