Aharonovitch: Kalandiya Land Day demonstration is a 'show'

By NIDA TUMA, JPOST.COM STAFF
March 30, 2012 17:31

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch visited the Kalandiya checkpoint on Friday, calling a rowdy Palestinian demonstration taking place there a "show."

"They are throwing stones, and we are responding," Aharonovitch said, adding that the protest at Kalandiya is the only demonstration still underway. Thousands of Palestinian protesters assembled at the Kalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem in order to stage demonstrations marking the 36th annual Land Day.

Palestinian demonstrators, many of them youths, hurled Molotov cocktails at Israeli security forces, who responded by firing tear gas, stun grenades, sound weapons and foul-smelling water to disperse the protesters.

Aharonovitch also said that protesters were throwing stones at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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