Palestinian injured in clash with IDF near Ramallah
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Palestinian injured in clash with IDF near Ramallah

Army says it used rubber bullets after being set upon by crowd in the Jalazone refugee camp

Illustration. A Palestinian youth from the Jilazoun refugee camp places burning tires on the road leading to the settlement of Bet El near Ramallah as he clashes with Israeli soldiers, October 24, 2014 (STR/Flash90)
Illustration. A Palestinian youth from the Jilazoun refugee camp places burning tires on the road leading to the settlement of Bet El near Ramallah as he clashes with Israeli soldiers, October 24, 2014 (STR/Flash90)

A 20-year-old Palestinian man was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition amid clashes with IDF troops in the Jalazone refugee camp outside Ramallah Wednesday evening.

According to the IDF, soldiers utilized riot control munitions after dozens of demonstrators in the camp threw rocks at the troops. Only after the situation escalated was the nonlethal weaponry used to disperse the crowd, the army said in a statement.

The man was evacuated to a hospital in Ramallah with stomach wounds after he was shot by a rubber bullet, the statement said.

No IDF soldiers were injured in the incident.

The Jalazone refugee camp is located northeast of Ramallah, in proximity to the settlement of Beit El, 30 kilometers north of Jerusalem.

Refugee camps in the Palestinian territories are often a stage for skirmishes between IDF troops and residents of the camps.

In February, a 19-year-old Palestinian man was shot dead by IDF soldiers during unrest at the Deheishe refugee camp near the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

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