Palestinians injured, American arrested after Israeli troops quell peace march

[ 11/12/2010 – 04:38 PM ]

 

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Several Palestinians were injured Saturday after Israeli troops cracked down on a weekly anti-wall march in the West Bank town of Beit Ummar near Al-Khalil.

Israeli soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians and foreign peace activists taking part in the demonstration, causing a number of the crowd to suffer breathing difficulties and lose consciousness, eyewitnesses said.

The troops began firing stun and smoke grenades when demonstrators neared the Beit Ummar entrance north of Al-Khalil, arresting an American national, the witnesses added.

Marchers waived flags from Brazil and Argentina as a gesture of the two countries’ recognition of the Palestinians’ right to establish an independent state on 1967 borders.

Palestinians injured, American arrested after Israeli troops quell peace march.

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