Activists: 6 detained at Bethlehem anti-wall rally – in pictures

Published May 20, 2011 |  21:21

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained six protesters at a rally Friday in Al-Mas’ara near Bethlehem, activists said.

Soldiers detained local popular committee member Jum’a Yousef Zawahra, 40, committee spokesman Muhammad Hasan Barejieh, 35, Karim Yousef Zawahra, 29, two Israeli activist and a French protester, the committee said.

A delegation of French activists joined Palestinian and Israeli demonstrators to protest the separation wall, and Israel’s plans to build of thousands of new Jewish-only homes in Jerusalem.

Israeli forces declared the area a closed military zone, the committee said, adding that troops attacked Palestinian journalists at the rally.

An Israeli military spokesman said soldiers detained five protesters for entering a closed military zone.


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