Dozens injured in Al-Khalil marches on Nakba anniversary

[ 15/05/2011 – 03:48 PM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Dozens of Palestinian citizens suffered suffocation and various injuries in Al-Khalil on Sunday during violent confrontations with Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba.

The PIC reporter said that the IOF troops attacked a march in Shalalde street with gas canisters and rubber bullets injuring eight civilians.

IOF soldiers were seen on rooftops and chasing school students on the streets, he said, adding that similar confrontations were reported in Arub refugee camp.

Two Palestinians were injured at the entrance to Bani Naim village when the soldiers fired at them for throwing stones at army and settlers’ vehicles.

In Beit Ummar village, IOF troops violently quelled the peaceful marches wounding a 19-year-old in his foot and a 9-year-old girl.

The IOF soldiers burnt tens of cultivated land lots in Fawar refugee camp when they tossed sonic and gas bombs at citizens who responded by throwing stones.

Other confrontations were reported near the villages of Yatta, Doura, and Beit Awa.



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