1. Unrest

    Violent Protests Hit West Bank

    Image #: 20215917    epa03480519 Palestinians protest by throwing stones at Israeli soldiers and security forces, in Hebron, the West Bank, 21 November 2012, to show solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian militants renewed their rocket fire on Israel 21 November and Israel continued pounding targets in the Gaza Strip, as agreement on a hoped-for truce remained elusive. The Israeli military said it bombed around 100 targets in the Strip overnight, including 50 underground rocket launchers.  EPA/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN /LANDOV

    Abed al Hashlamoun, EPA / Landov

    Clashes broke out between Palestinians and the Israeli Army in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday. Palestinian youths were hurling stones at soldiers in all three major cities in the West Bank—Ramallah, Hebron, and Nablus. In Nablus crowds chanted, “Strike, strike, Tel Aviv.” Soldiers retaliated with tear-gas canisters, stun grenades, and live ammunition in some cases. At least two Palestinians were reportedly shot in the legs by Israeli gunfire during a demonstration outside a prison in Ramallah. The Israeli military says it fires live ammunition only after they have fired warning shots and “exhausted all possible means” to avoid danger.

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