IOF troops round up 14 citizens including foreigners, journalists
|Sunday, April 11,2010 19:50|
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up 14 civilians in Beit Ummar, north of Al-Khalil, on Saturday night including foreign activists and journalists.
Local sources told the PIC that the IOF troops severely beat up participants in a march that headed to farmers' lands near the village after firing teargas bombs and stun grenades at them.
They added that the soldiers blocked the foreign activists, farmers and anti-settlement campaigners from reaching the lands threatened with confiscation near Beit Ayan settlement and arrested 14 one of them including two journalists and six foreigners.
A similar demonstration was organized by the Irak Burin villagers south of Nablus on Saturday with the participation of foreign activists to protest Israeli confiscation of their land east of the village