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Arab Slashes Israeli, Is Shot

Associated Press

Israeli troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at rock-throwing Palestinian rioters in the occupied territories today, and an Arab shouting “God is Great!” stabbed a soldier and was shot in the shoulder.

The soldier was cut in the hand, and U.N. officials said four Palestinians were hurt in clashes with soldiers. The army clamped curfews on several cities and refugee camps to quell the protests. The violence stymied Israeli efforts to restore calm and defuse international criticism of its handling of the monthlong rioting in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Army gunfire has killed 24 Arabs.


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