Saturday, 12 March 2011
East Jerusalem and West Bank villages - Dozens of Palestinian, foreign and Israeli activists injured by Israeli army in clashes
11 March, 2011 - RAMALLAH: Dozens of Palestinian, foreign and Israeli activists were injured after Israeli security forces used force to disperse protestors in East Jerusalem and West Bank villages, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.
Sources said that dozens of Palestinians suffered from tear gas inhalation during the clashes that erupted in the Al-Bustan area in Silwan, in the southern part of Jerusalem.
Israeli police said that it used force to disperse the crowds after they hurled stones at Border Police forces and Jewish homes in Silwan.
Silwan is home to some 60,000 Palestinians and 500 Jewish occupiers.
Since Palestinian resident Samer Sarhan was shot to death on late September, hardly a day has gone by without clashes between the two parties.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinian, left-wing Israeli and foreign activists clashed with Israeli forces in protest against the separation wall and Jewish settlements.
Israeli Army Radio said that the Israeli forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protestors in the West Bank villages Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh and Al-Mi'sarah. One protestor was hurt by a rubber bullet shot at him by security forces in al-Nabi Saleh and dozens suffered from gas inhalation.
Far-left Israeli group 'Anarchists against the Wall' said that the Israeli forces have arrested two foreign activists in Nabi Saleh.
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