Clashes in Hebron leave six Palestinians wounded

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian youths threw stones and bottles Sunday at Israeli troops who responded with rubber bullets, wounding six Palestinians in a fourth day of West Bank clashes.
The latest round of violence began Thursday with mass Palestinian demonstrations to mark “al nakba,” or the catastrophe — which is what Palestinians consider Israel’s founding 50 years ago. Five Palestinians were killed in the clashes, the worst in nearly two years.
On Sunday, six Palestinians received medical treatment for injuries from rubber-coated metal bullets, Hebron hospital officials said. No Israeli soldiers were hurt, according to an Israeli army statement.
The violence continued as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet in Washington again Sunday with U.S. officials for talks on a delayed Israeli troop withdrawal from the West Bank.
Meanwhile, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and the leader of Israel’s main opposition party met in Norway’s capital Sunday, in a bid to rekindle Middle East peace.