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  2/4/2013, Shevat 24, 5773

Shechem: Protesters Clash with Security Forces


Palestinian Authority Arab protesters hurled stones at security forces during demonstrations in Shechem on Sunday, Kol Yisrael radio reported. The demonstrators also set fire to tires and to the city’s Clock Square, the report said.

The reason for the demonstration, according to the protesters, is that the PA reneged on its commitment to exempt residents from paying debts from previous electric bills. The mayor of Shechem accused the protesters of trying to create anarchy in the city.