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Israeli soldiers and Palestinian protesters clash over street closure in Hebron
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:16 AM EST
HEBRON, West Bank
A Palestinian medical official says at least two protesters have been injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the biblical West Bank city of Hebron.
The military closed Shuhada street, citing security reasons, after a 1994 attack in which a settler shot and killed 29 Muslim worshippers at a mosque.
Palestinians say the central street's closure is disruptive and helps cement Israeli control over the area.
Tensions run high in Hebron where about 500 Israelis live amid 170,000 Palestinians.