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Settlers block main junction in south of West Bank

BETHLEHEM, Dozens of rampaging Israeli settlers last night blocked a main junction at Bethlehem-Hebron road in the south of the occupied West Bank, local sources said.
Dozens of settlers protected by an army escort gathered at Gush Etzion junction and blocked the road to the Palestinian traffic, while waving Israeli flags and chanting racist slogans.
In the meantime, clashes erupted with Israeli occupation forces as they raided the village of Beit Fajjar, near the city of Bethlehem, during which the forces heavily used teargas to disperse the protesters.
The recent few weeks witnessed a noticeable increase in violent attacks by Israeli settlers against defenseless Palestinian communities across the occupied West Bank.
Rights groups have documented at least 14 injuries as a result of terror attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinian villages and civilians during the said period.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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