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Detentions, injuries reported during clashes near Nablus

Nov. 19, 2018 4:15 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 20, 2018 12:03 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Eight Palestinians were shot and injured, while more than 60 others suffered from tear-gas inhalation during violent clashes with Israeli forces, on Monday, in the Urif village, south of the northern occupied West bank district of Nablus.

According to local sources, Israeli forces stormed the Urif village after Palestinians confronted Israeli settlers, who attacked their homes and attempted to vandalize the village earlier.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) confirmed that eight Palestinians were shot and injured after Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets at them.

PRCS also confirmed that due to Israeli forces fired dozens of tear-gas bombs and sound bombs towards Palestinians, more than 60 Palestinians suffered from tear-gas inhalation.

Additionally, sources mentioned that Israeli forces raided several homes in the Urif village and detained two Palestinians. They were identified as Bassam Falah al-Safdi and Rani Mounir Suleiman, 18.
According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,580 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 250 are child prisoners and 35 are under the age of 16 years.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law, with recent announcements of settlement expansion provoking condemnation from the international community.
The Palestinian government has no jurisdiction over Israelis in the West Bank, and violent acts carried out by Israeli settlers often occur in the presence of Israeli military forces who rarely act to protect Palestinian residents.

The majority of settler attacks committed against Palestinians are met with impunity, with Israelis rarely facing consequences for such attacks.

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