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Students clash with Israeli soldiers over killings in West Bank


Students burn tires at Ramallah‘s northern entrance during a protest against Israeli army killing of Palestinians. (WAFA Images / Baha Nasr) 

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (WAFA) – Several dozen Birzeit University students demonstrated today at Ramallah’s northern border near an Israeli army checkpoint in protest against the army killing the night before of three young Palestinians near Ramallah and in Nablus.

Soldiers fired teargas and rubber-coated metal bullets at the students injuring three with rubber bullets while others suffered from tear gas inhalation.

Soldiers deployed at the hills near the checkpoint also fired sound bombs towards journalists covering the event and forced them to leave the area.

Soldiers killed last night Omar Abu Laila, 19, in the Ramallah area village of Obwin after claiming he was behind the killing earlier in the week of an Israeli soldier and a settler near the illegal settlement of Arial in the northern West Bank.

Hours later, soldiers shot and killed Raed Hamdan, 21, and Zaid Nouri, 20, in Nablus after opening fire at their car. Hamdan and Nouri were buried today in Nablus in a funeral attended by thousands and with a shuttered city.


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