Israeli forces disperse Fatah rally in W. Bank

Palestinians regularly stage protests against ongoing Israeli settlement building and the separation wall in the occupied West Bank

Israeli forces disperse Fatah rally in W. Bank
World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli army forces on Thursday violently dispersed a demonstration in Ramallah by Palestinians commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Fatah movement.

Israeli forces used teargas and stun grenades to disperse a demonstration organized by Palestinian activists in Ramallah's Al-Nabi Saleh town, triggering clashes in which Palestinian protesters threw stones at Israeli forces.

Fatah supporter and pro-resistance activist Attalah al-Tamimi told The Anadolu Agency that the West Bank town had been selected by Israel as a possible future location for illegal Jewish-only settlements.

"The Palestinian people will continue to rally against [Israel's] settlement policy," al-Tamimi said.

Palestinians frequently stage demonstrations against ongoing settlement building and Israel's separation barrier, the latter of which snakes through the occupied West Bank isolating large swathes of Palestinian territory.

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


Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ocak 2015, 16:45