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Israeli army storms Palestinian news agency office

Israeli soldier detains journalists inside room of building, fire tear gas

Israeli army storms Palestinian news agency office

By Aysar al-Ays

RAMALLAH, Palestine

Israeli army on Monday stormed the headquarters of Palestine's official news agency Wafa, eye witnesses said.

An Israeli military official in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah held journalists inside a room of the building and fired tear gas canisters at them.

Clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and the Israeli army in the vicinity of the agency headquarters following a raid by Israeli forces.

Israeli army used live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and teargas bombs to disperse the youth.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said its crew has provided medical treatment to two Palestinians injured by live bullets, four injured by rubber-coated metal, and 32 others who suffered suffocation due to teargas.

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