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In the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, troops shot and wounded at least 25 Palestinians as residents staged a general strike to mark the 1956 killing of 46 Arab villagers by Israeli troops. An army spokesman said the casualties followed “scattered disturbances in which groups of 20 to 30 people rioted and threw stones.” In Gaza, the army imposed a curfew forcing nearly 260,000 Arabs to stay home in refugee camps and neighborhoods. The strike was called to mark the Oct. 29, 1956, incident in Kafr Qasim, an Arab village in Israel, in which an Israeli army patrol opened fire on villagers who unknowingly violated a curfew.


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