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  Adar 14, 5773 , 24/02/13

Arab Violence Continues Throughout Judea and Samaria

Arab disturbances were reported in various places throughout Judea and Samaria (Shomron) on Sunday afternoon. In many cases, Israeli soldiers responded with riot-control measures.

About 100 Arabs burned tires and threw rocks at security personnel at the Policeman's Junction (Tzomet Hashoter) in Hevron. An Arab was lightly wounded by a rubber bullet in the nearby village of Sa'ir, the home of confessed rock thrower Arafat Jaradat, who died, Saturday, in the Meggido Prison. The Jerusalem-Hevron highway villages of Halhoul, Beit-Ummar and El-Aroub were also witnesses to incidents of rock throwing, with a firebomb also thrown in El-Aroub. One of the rioters was lightly wounded in the foot by Israel Defense Forces fire. Dozens of Arabs also rioted in the Samarian town of Tulkarm.

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