Anti wall marches met with violent quelling
|Saturday, August 21,2010 15:43|
RAMALLAH, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) used rubber bullets and teargas canisters to disperse the weekly peaceful anti wall marches in Bilin village, Ramallah district, and Ma'sara village, Bethlehem district, on Friday, local sources reported.
They said that demonstrators chanted national slogans calling for unity based on Palestinian constants and resisting occupation.
The participants also denounced the Israeli ceaseless violations in occupied Jerusalem, including the policy of deportation, and the siege on Gaza, and called for the release of Palestinian prisoners.
The Israeli radio said that an IOF soldier was lightly wounded in the confrontations in Bilin while tens of Palestinians were hurt in the IOF violent dispersal of the march including a journalist.
Locals said that tens of foreign peace activists took part in the marches and one of them, a Norwegian woman, was detained by the IOF troops.