Israeli forces shoot 4 Palestinians in clashes near Ramallah

12:00 Dec 27 2013 Silwad

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Four Palestinians were injured when Israeli forces opened fire with live bullets during clashes in Silwad village north of Ramallah.

Israeli forces raided the village and fired live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, and tear gas, while Palestinian youths threw rocks and empty bottles at them.

Israeli forces chased down Palestinians through the alleys of the village, injuring four of them during the process. The injured were taken to Palestine medical complex in Ramallah.

An Israeli spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Silwad is located directly north of the Israeli settlement of Ofra, on a major West Bank road under Israeli military control.

The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.
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