Six Palestinians Said Wounded by IDF Fire in West Bank Clashes

Two more are reported to have been injured as a result of gas inhalation

Palestinians running away from tear gas fired by Israeli army troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Ramallah, September 30, 2018.

Clashes broke out between Israeli military forces and dozens of young Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday afternoon, eyewitnesses and Palestinian media reported. 

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According to the reports, six Palestinians were wounded by Israeli military fire and two more were injured as a result of tear gas inhalation. Israeli troops circled a pharmacy in a residential neighborhood, reports said, and detained three Palestinians.

While clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces are common in the West Bank, the most violent altercations in the past several months took place along the Israel-Gaza border. During clashes on Friday, seven Palestinians, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed by IDF fire

Earlier this month, a 40-year-old Israeli living in the West Bank was killed in a stabbing attack that took place at a shopping mall near the Gush Etzion junction. The victim was identified as Ari Fuld, a father of four from the settlement of Efrat.

The incident took place at Harim Mall, close to the settlement of Kfar Etzion. After being stabbed, Fuld managed to shoot the assailant, a 17-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank village of Yatta near Hebron, who was later identified as Khalil Jabarin.