Despite Israeli quelling, peaceful marches against wall and settlement persist


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[ 24/12/2011 – 10:07 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Dozens of Palestinians, including women and children, along with peace activists were brutally attacked and injured on Friday during peaceful weekly marches held against the segregation wall and settlement activities in some West Bank villages.

In Kafr Kaddum village near Nablus city, Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters and foreign activities as they reached the closed entrance of the village.

Once they arrived, Israeli occupation troops showered them with a barrage of tear gas grenades and some of these fell on a residential area leading to the injury of many civilians including women and children.

As they were marching toward the closed entrance, the Palestinian and foreign protestors chanted slogans confirming the right of the Palestinian people to resist the occupation peacefully.

According to protestors, Israeli soldiers deliberately fired tear gas grenades at the bodies of participants in the march and nearby homes, and carried out mass detention among them.

In Bil’in village west of Ramallah city, a female activist was inured during the anti-wall march when an Israeli soldier opened fire at her, while many others suffocated from tear gas.

The Israeli occupation forces also attacked violently the anti-wall marches in Masarah village south of Bethlehem and Qalandiya village north of occupied Jerusalem.

The Palestinian and foreign protesters tried to reach to the areas where the segregation wall, but they were prevented from the soldiers who used armed force against them.

Source and more at the Palestinian Information Center

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