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Israeli soldiers and Palestinian protesters clash over street closure in Hebron

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    Palestinians scuffle with Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against the closure of the main downtown street in the center of the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Shuhada street was shut after a 1994 mosque massacre when a settler shot and killed 29 Muslim worshippers. The military closed it citing security reasons. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi) (The Associated Press)

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    Palestinians take cover from Israeli soldiers in the center of the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, during a demonstration against the closure of the main downtown street. Shuhada street was shut after a 1994 mosque massacre when a settler shot and killed 29 Muslim worshippers. The military closed it citing security reasons. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi) (The Associated Press)

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    A Palestinian throws a stone towards Israeli soldiers in the center of the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, during a demonstration against the closure of the main downtown street. Shuhada street was shut after a 1994 mosque massacre when a settler shot and killed 29 Muslim worshippers. The military closed it citing security reasons. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi) (The Associated Press)

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    A Palestinian reacts after Israeli soldiers threw sound grenade in the center of the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, during a demonstration against the closure of the main downtown street. Shuhada street was shut after a 1994 mosque massacre when a settler shot and killed 29 Muslim worshippers. The military closed it citing security reasons. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi) (The Associated Press)

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    Palestinians hold a banner in the center of the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, during a demonstration against the closure of the main downtown street. Shuhada street was shut after a 1994 mosque massacre when a settler shot and killed 29 Muslim worshippers. The military closed it citing security reasons. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi) (The Associated Press)

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.

Aid Jabari says the injured were hit by rubber bullets during a protest Friday to mark the anniversary of the closure of a shopping street that runs along Jewish settler compounds. The Israeli military says three protesters were arrested for throwing rocks.

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.