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Israeli forces injure 7 Palestinians near Ramallah

Oct. 5, 2018 4:54 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 6, 2018 12:07 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Seven Palestinians were injured, on Friday, as clashes broke out with Israeli forces in the al-Mazraa al-Gharbiyeh village north of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.

Locals said that dozens of Israeli settlers stormed the al-Mazraa al-Gharbiyeh village, under armed protection by heavily armed Israeli forces, however, Palestinian villagers confronted them.

Following the confrontations, violent clashes broke out among Israeli forces and Palestinians.

Sources said that Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets and poisonous tear-gas bombs towards the villagers, injuring seven of them, including the village's mayor.

Israeli forces also detained a Palestinian identified as Muhammad Shreiteh; he was transferred to an unidentified location for interrogation.

The medical condition of the injured remained unknown.

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