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Girl, 11, lightly hurt by shots fired at vehicle in West Bank (HA´ARETZ NEWS) By Arnon Regular and Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondents, and Haaretz Service 07/29/03) Source: http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/323022.html
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An 11-year-old girl suffered light wounds when shots were fired at an Israeli vehicle traveling near the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar late Monday night, Israel Radio reported.
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She received treatement at an Israel Defense Forces clinic in the area, and was then moved to Beilinson Hosptial in Petah Tikva.
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Earlier Monday, IDF soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a protest against Israel´s construction of a security fence in the West Bank, lightly wounding five members of the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement.
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One of the five - an American - was struck in the leg at close range during the clashes near the West Bank village of Anin and was taken to a hospital, Israeli demonstrator Yonatan Pollak said.
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The other four protesters were treated at the scene after being struck in the back and stomach, he said. He did not give their nationalities.
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The troops opened fire after about 300 protesters gathered on both sides of the barrier and tried to tear down a gate in the fence.
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Israel says it needs the fence to keep out suicide bombers, citing the success of the fence surrounding the Gaza Strip. But Palestinians fear that the barrier, due to cut deep into the West Bank, is intended to unilaterally set the borders of their envisaged state.
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The fence is expected to be on the agenda when Prime Minister Ariel Sharon meets U.S. President George W. Bush in Washington on Tuesday. Bush has described the fence as a "problem."
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Illegal oupost dismantled near Hebron
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IDF and police forces Monday morning evacuated an illegal outpost comprised of several tents and a shack in an area between Hebron and the settlement of Kiryat Arba.
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IDF troops discovered and dismantled several bombs Monday morning, three in the north of Israel, and one in the West Bank.
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Near Hebron, security forces taking down the outposts arrested two settlers at the site. The forces were searching for a third settler who fled the area.
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Several bombs discovered in north and West Bank
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A medium size roadside bomb was found and safely defused Monday north of Kibbutz Merav, near Mount Gilboa in the north. IDF troops combing the area after the device was discovered found two more roadside bombs.
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Near the West Bank village of Jilaboun, east of Jenin, IDF forces exposed a large bomb weighing several Kilograms. The bomb to be operated using a tripwire made of fishing line. The forces also found three pipe bombs in the vicinity.
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In the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, two mortars shells were fired near the settlement of Netzarim. Both landed in Palestinian territory. No injuries or damage were reported.
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In an overnight raid, IDF forces arrested for questioning seven Palestinians in the West Bank village of Beit Fureiq, south of Nablus.
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Early Monday, Palestinian militants opened fire at IDF soldiers near Nablus. There were no injuries among the soldiers, and their vehicle was slightly damaged. (© Copyright 2003 Haaretz. 07/29/03)
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