One injured by IDF fire during clashes at Bil'in protest

April 15, 2011 20:51

Military officials say demonstrations more violent than usual; Border Police officer injured after stone thrown at his face.

Palestinian protester and IDF soldier in Bil'in

Palestinian protester 520. (photo credit:Reuters)

IDF soldiers on Friday used live ammunition as security forces clashed with Palestinian and left-wing demonstrators who were protesting against the separation fence in Bil'in. As a result, a demonstrator was injured during the weekly protest.

The IDF confirmed that live fire was used, while military officials said Friday's demonstration was unusually violent.

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A Border Police officer was lightly wounded by stones that were thrown at his face by the demonstrators.

The officer was treated at the scene and later taken to Beilinson Hospital.

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