Violence at security barrier protests

Israeli injured by rubber bullet, American hurt by stun grenade.

August 27, 2010 19:00
A pro-Palestinian protest in the West Bank [illustrative photo]

Protest. (photo credit: Associated Press)


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Violence was seen Friday at various locations in the West Bank as Israeli activists, Palestinians and foreign peace activists took part in protests against the security barrier.

In the village of al-Masra, south of Bethlehem, an Israeli citizen was moderately injured from a rubber bullet and an American protester was lightly injured from a stun grenade.

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A demonstrator was also injured after being hit by a rubber bullet when over 130 protesters demonstrated against the barrier in the village of Bil'in.

Seven demonstrators were arrested in an anti-security barrier protest in the village of Nil'in after they threw rocks at security forces.

Demonstrations also took place in Nabi Salah, west of Ramallah, where  50 activists protested and in al-Walaja village south of Jerusalem.

All of the gatherings were dispersed by security forces.

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