Palestinians, Israel soldiers clash in West Bank

Palestinians, Israel soldiers clash in West Bank
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HEBRON, Palestinian Territories (APP) - Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers Friday in the powderkeg West Bank city of Hebron on the anniversary of a 1994 massacre carried out by a far-right Jewish settler.

Soldiers fired tear gas and sound grenades to disperse the crowd as cannons doused them with stinking water. There was no immediate report of injuries.

Jewish settlers, of whom 500 are entrenched in the centre of the city of around 200,000 Palestinians, hurled stones at the protesters.

On February 25, 1994, settler Baruch Goldstein mowed down 29 Palestinians inside Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs, holy to Muslims and Jews alike, before being lynched.

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