- February 6, 2010
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IOF soldiers violently quell peaceful anti wall marches
RAMALLAH — Tens of Palestinians and foreign solidarity activists were treated for breathing difficulties after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired tear gas bombs at their peaceful anti wall demonstration in Bilin village, Ramallah district, on Friday.
Locals said that the demonstrators hit the streets following the Friday congregation and hoisted Palestinian flags and chanted slogans denouncing the Israeli occupation authority’s policies and demanding release of all detainees.
The marchers, who also chanted national slogans and called for shunning internal differences, were confronted by the IOF troops who used sound and gas bombs to chase them away.
A similar march was stopped before reaching the separation wall in Masara village, Bethlehem district, on Friday.
Local sources said that the IOF soldiers closed all entrances to the village with barbed wires and used force to block the march from heading to the village’s confiscated land.
They said that foreign activists from Spain and Denmark took part in the march along with Arabs from Haifa.