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West Bank clashes continue as Israel forces out Jewish settlers

Latest update : 2008-12-06

Clashes continued in Hebron, in the West Bank, on Saturday, as Israeli forces throw out Jewish settlers who have clashed with Palestinians. A Palestinian group fired rockets into Israel in retaliation for settlers' attacks.

AFP - An armed group linked to the Fatah movement of Western-backed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said it fired a volley of rockets at Israel from Gaza in protest at a West Bank rampage by Jewish settlers.
  
The Al-Buraq group said in a statement released in Gaza City on Saturday that it fired the three rockets on Friday to avenge the "barbaric actions" of the settlers in the flashpoint city of Hebron.
  
On Thursday, a mob of Jewish extremists shot and wounded three Palestinians in Hebron, hurled rocks at others and torched homes, fields and cars.
  
They were retaliating for the forcible eviction by Israeli police of some 250 settlers from a house that had come to symbolise their determination to fight for what they consider their God-given right to all the biblical land of Israel.
  
An Israeli army spokeswoman said that the rockets were among a dozen fired from Gaza on Friday. None caused any casualties or damage.
  
Four more hit Israel on Saturday without incident, an army spokesman said.
  
Israel routinely responds to rocket or mortar fire by closing its border with Gaza to supplies of food or fuel.
  
There was no immediate word on whether Israel would shut the crossings on Sunday. They have been closed every Saturday since long before Israel imposed its crippling blockade on the territory after the Islamist Hamas movement seized power in June last year.
  

Date created : 2008-12-06

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