8 wounded, 3 detained in anti-wall clashes in West Bank

14:31, June 05, 2010      

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The Israeli army wounded eight Palestinians and detained three others on Friday during the weekly protests against the separation wall that Israel constructs in the West Bank, witnesses and medics said.

The protests were organized against the wall, the expansion of settlements and attack on Gaza Freedom Flotilla. It had turned into clashes with the Israeli soldiers in various West Bank areas.

The witnesses said that Israeli army dispersed dozens of Palestinians and foreign activists from the international solidarity movements in the village if Bel'ien, west of the West Bank city of Ramallah.

They added that the Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at the demonstrators.

The demonstrators were carrying a symbolic shape of the Freedom Flotilla which was attacked on Monday by the Israeli naval forces as it was on its way to break the Israeli blockade and send aid to the besieged population of Gaza.

Similar protests and demonstrations had also erupted in the villages of Ne'lein near Ramallah, al-Masara and Wadi Rahal near Bethlehem. Demonstrators waved Palestinian flag and chanted anti- Israel slogans.

Source: Xinhua


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