More than 57 Palestinians injured, dozens detained, in Hebron Wednesday, in the aftermath of anti-Annapolis riots sweeping main West Bank towns as well as Gaza

For the second time in 24 hours, pro-Abbas security forces opened fire – this time on the mourners at the funeral of a Palestinian shot dead at a rowdy demonstration Tuesday, which marked the opening of the Middle East conference in the US.
The Palestinian demonstrator was killed, scores were injured, as security forces shooting and wielding night sticks, broke up the disorders which swept through Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus, Qalqilya, and Tulkarm Tuesday. The riots were led by Hamas, Jihad Islami and the Hizb al-Tahrir, a radical Islamic group which has gained a strong foothold in Arab Jerusalem and on Temple Mount. Adherents of Fatah, Mahmoud Abbas’s party, also joined some of the rallies. In Gaza, Hamas speakers vowed not to give up a grain of Palestinian sand and threatened more kidnappings of Israeli soldiers. Arab participants were accused of betraying the Palestinian cause.

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