Israeli forces crush West Bank demo, injuring three

11:49, July 25, 2010      

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Three people, including a British activist, were injured Saturday afternoon when Israeli forces dispersed a demonstration in the West Bank, witnesses said.

Tens of Palestinian demonstrators were protesting against Jewish settlement in Beit Umar town to the north of Hebron city when Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and stun grenades against the protestors, the witnesses said.

The pro-Palestinian British campaigner was hit by one of the grenades, and two Palestinians, including a local journalist, fainted after inhaling tear gas, according to the witnesses.

The Palestinian demonstration takes place on weekly basis against Israeli plans to expand a Jewish settlement and a road leading to the settlement at the expense of Palestinian land.

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) supports these rallies that are considered as part of the "peaceful resistance."

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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