British activist wounded in IOF quelling of weekly non-violent demonstrations
|Saturday, July 31,2010 15:44|
RAMALLAH, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) used tear gas, rubber-coated bullets, and sound bombs to disperse peaceful anti wall demonstrations in central and southern West Bank areas on Friday.
A 23-year-old British activist was injured when a gas bomb hit her leg while dozens of other activists suffered breathing difficulties in Nabi Saleh village, Ramallah district.
Another foreign activist and a Palestinian were hurt and many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation in Bilin and Nilin villages, west of Ramallah.
IOF troops used force to break other similar marches in Ma'sara and Ertas villages in Bethlehem district on Friday.
Participants in those rallies raised Palestinian flags and photos of martyrs while chanting anti-occupation slogans and others calling for boycotting Israeli goods. They also denounced assaults on Jerusalemite homes, and demanded halting deportation policy, ending siege on Gaza, and releasing all Palestinian detainees.