Israeli forces clash with Palestinian youth following refugee camp raid

Published November 8th, 2015 - 02:30 GMT

Israeli forces on Sunday raided al-Duheisheh refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, causing clashes to erupt in the area, locals said. 

Locals said dozens of young Palestinians from the camp threw rocks and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired live and rubber-coated steel bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas at protesters. 

No injuries or detainments were reported. 

An Israeli army spokesperson did not immediately respond for comment.
 
Rainy weather appears to have reduced the wave of protests that swept the occupied Palestinian territory at the beginning of last month, although Palestinians have continued to hold demonstrations, and clashes have been widely reported.
 
In October, Israeli forces shot and wounded at least 2,617 Palestinians with live and rubber-coated steel bullets during clashes, the Palestinian Red Cross has said. A further 5,399 Palestinians were reportedly treated for excessive tear gas inhalation.

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