Qalqilia: Six Civilians Injured While Settlers Set Fire to Olive Groves

PNN – Palestine News Network –  01.07.11 – 15:52

Qalqilia – PNN – Six Palestinian civilians were injured when Israeli soldiers attacked a peaceful protest that demanded the opening of the north entrance of Qaqila in the northern West Bank. At a seperate incident, settlers set fire to an olive grove near the city.

Image The protest was organized in the village of Qufer Qadum. Villagers were joined by local activists in the city of Qalqilia and marched up to the checkpoint that seperates Qalqilia from the 1948 border line.

Israeli soldiers shot tear gas at protestors, injuring six participants. Local medics reported that all six sustained light injuries and were treated on location.

As people were protesting, a group of ISraeli settlers set fire to a nearby olive grove owned by local farmers. According to witnesses the fire destroyed at least two dozen olive trees before Palestinian firefighters managed to turn it off.


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