IOF soldiers suppress Palestinian anti-wall march, wound 7 civilians
BETHLEHEM, — Israeli occupation forces (IOF) used violent means to suppress a peaceful Palestinian anti-wall march in Beit Jala village, Bethlehem district, on Sunday during which 7 Palestinian civilians were hurt.
Eyewitnesses said that a massive demonstration passed in the town’s streets before heading to the racist, separation wall while hoisting anti wall slogans and Palestinian flags.
They said that dozens of IOF soldiers intercepted the march, including foreign activists, and installed barbed wire in the road to block the marchers from reaching the construction site of the separation wall.
The troops beat up the demonstrators leading to violent clashes in which the troops used rubber coated bullets, teargas canisters and stun grenades while the participants threw stones.
Two of the wounded persons, who were young women, fainted in the process while a cameraman was hit with a gas bomb in his face and was carried to hospital and the other casualties suffered injures with rubber bullets.