Around 100 Palestinians block Highway 443, clash with IDF

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 16, 2012 10:40




Around a hundred Palestinians, accompanied by international activists, blocked Route 443, also known as Ma'ale Beit Horon on Tuesday morning in a protest against settlers in the area, who they claim have uprooted hundreds of olive trees during the harvest season.

The police reported the road was open to traffic, but protesters were attempting to re-block the area.

Palestinians carried signs against the occupation, stating: "Stop settler terrorism." IDF soldiers fired stun grenades to disperse the demonstrators, according to witnesses. Police arrested one activist who they took for questioning.

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