Israel disperses anti-settlement rallies in W. Bank

Israeli forces fired stun grenades and teargas to disperse Palestinians protesting the construction of Jewish-only settlements on Palestinian land and Israel's "separation wall"

Israel disperses anti-settlement rallies in W. Bank

World Bulletin/News Desk

Scores of Palestinians on Friday suffered temporary asphyxiation when Israeli army troops used teargas to disperse anti-occupation demonstrations in the West Bank, a Palestinian NGO has said.

Israeli forces fired stun grenades and teargas to disperse Palestinians protesting the construction of Jewish-only settlements on Palestinian land and Israel's "separation wall," the Popular Resistance Committee said in a statement.

There has been no comment by Israeli authorities on the report.

Palestinians stage weekly protests on Friday against ongoing Israeli settlement building and the separation wall, which snakes across the occupied West Bank, isolating large swathes of Palestinian territory.

The weekly rallies are typically dispersed by force by the Israeli army.

According to the Palestinian government in Ramallah, the separation wall effectively cuts some 50,000 Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem off from the city center.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Ekim 2014, 14:22

Muhammed Öylek

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