Saturday, 2 April 2011

Dozens injured during weekly anti-wall demonstrations

[ 01/04/2011 - 10:46 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Dozens of Palestinian anti-wall demonstrators suffered breathing difficulties as a result of inhaling teargas during the weekly anti-wall demonstrations in the villages of Bilin, al-Ma’sara, Kasra and Aboud which took place after the Friday prayers.

In al-Ma’sara village to the south of Bethlehem dozens suffered breathing difficulties when protesters made their way from the Zawahra school towards the annexation wall and the IOF responded by firing teargas canisters in abundance.

In Bilin, near Ramallah, protesters chanted slogans calling for national unity, Palestinian rights, resisting occupation and release of all captives. The IOF troops responded by firing teargas injuring dozens of protesters who suffered breathing problems and at least three protestors suffered eye-problems.

In the same context IOF troops assaulted a number of residents of the village of Kasra to the south west of Nablus who performed the Friday prayer in their fields which are threatened with confiscation by the occupation.

Local sources said thousands of residents of the village held the Friday prayers at fields belonging to the villagers and threatened with confiscation and that the IOF troops assaulted a number of them and stopped others from reaching the fields.

In the village of Aboud to the north of Ramallah the IOF troops assaulted activists who held an olive tree planting activity to mark Land Day. The troops harassed the activists trying to stop them from continuing with their activity and they uprooted some of the saplings which the activists planted.

Meanwhile, violent confrontations broke out Friday evening in the Bustan neighbourhood of Silwan, to the south of the Aqsa Mosque where local sources said that IOF troops fired dozens of teargas canisters , but no casualties were reported.

The IOF troops had earlier arrested two Palestinian children in Silwan after the Friday prayers.
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