400 protest to open thoroughfare to Palestinians in Hebron
February 24, 2012 15:19
Some 400 Palestinian and left-wing activists protested in Hebron on Friday, calling for the West Bank city's al-Shouhada Street to be opened up to Palestinian traffic. The day also marked eighteen years since Baruch Goldstein massacred 29 Palestinians at the Ibrahim Mosque at the Cave of the Patriarchs in 1994.
IDF and Border Patrol forces prevented the protesters from marching to al-Shouhada Street by dispersing the crowd with stun grenades.
At least three protesters were detained and at least five others suffered injuries in clashes with security forces. Scattered clashes remained ongoing.