2 troops, 1 cop lightly hurt in protests [video]

Security forces lightly injured as left-wingers, Palestinians protest in West Bank, east Jerusalem.

January 17, 2010 21:03
2 troops, 1 cop lightly hurt in protests [video]

Nilin protest Border police 248.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimksi )


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Two IDF soldiers and one border policeman were lightly injured on Friday, in a string of separate violent confrontations with left-wing activists and Palestinians across the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

One soldier and one police officer were lightly injured when rocks were thrown at them during a clash between settlers and Palestinians near the West Bank settlement of Neve Tzof.

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Approximately one hundred protesters were present at the demonstration. IDF troops arrested seven Palestinians, and security forces dispersed the crowd.

Click here to watch a YouTube video of the demonstration.

The second IDF soldier was lightly wounded by stones hurled at security forces during a protest against the security barrier at the West Bank village of Ni'lin. Some 150 Palestinians and left-wing activists participated in that protest.

In the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, meanwhile, violence broke out between security forces and left-wing activists who were protesting Israeli treatment of Arabs in the area.

Police arrested 13 of the protesters.

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