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Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protest In Bethlehem

author Wednesday September 25, 2013 16:37author by IMEMC & Agencies Report post

Local sources have reported that Israeli soldiers attacked on Wednesday [September 25, 2013] a nonviolent protest held by students in Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, leading to several injuries.

Aida Refugee Camp - Radio Bethlehem 2000
Aida Refugee Camp - Radio Bethlehem 2000

The students marched against the ongoing Israeli violations, and the serious escalation carried out by Israeli extremists trying to attack the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the residents and their property in occupied East Jerusalem, the sources said.

The army used excessive force against the protesters, and fired dozens of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated metal bullets. Medical sources said that several Palestinians received treatment for the effects of teargas inhalation.

Media sources in the camp stated that dozens of soldiers have been deployed in front of the camp, causing further tension and clashes.

In related news, soldiers installed several roadblocks in the Hebron district and on the northern and southern entrances of Hebron city, stopped and searched vehicles and interrogated the residents.

Coordinator of the National Committee against the Wall and settlements in Hebron, Rateb Jabour, stated that the roadblocks, especially on the southern entrance of Hebron, caused huge traffic jams.

Jabour added that the army recently installed dozens of roadblocks at the entrances of villages and towns in the district, and conducted provocative acts while harassing the residents and interrogating them.

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