Soldiers shot and wounded at least 11 Palestinians during clashes on the eve of the Jewish New Year, and Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin praised his troops for their humane behavior during the 9-month-old uprising.

Villagers in the West Bank town of Nuba erected barricades of burning tires and waved the outlawed Palestinian flag Sunday while chanting anti-Israel slogans to protest the slaying of an Arab.