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News, March 2012
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Attack South African and Portuguese Ambassadors with Tear Gas, Injure Palestinian Women and Children
[ 24/03/2012 - 06:57 AM ]
The South African and Portuguese ambassadors to occupied Palestine were reportedly attacked with tear gas grenades by Israeli occupation soldiers during their participation in Kafr Qaddoum march near Qalqiliya city on Friday afternoon.
The two ambassadors suffocated after inhaling tear gas smoke and received immediate medical treatment as the soldiers were intensifying their attacks on other protestors.
Other Palestinian and foreign activists also suffered from the tear gas attacks. One French peace activist called Meta sustained injuries when a tear gas canister was shot directly at her.
European ambassadors and senior officials along with Palestinian lawmakers took part in this peaceful march and walked with other protestors towards the main entrance of the village where an Israeli gate was established many years ago for the sake of the illegal Israeli settelent of Qedumim, which was built illegally on Palestinian lands.
The Israeli occupation forces also quelled the peaceful anti-wall march held in Bil'in village west of Ramallah city.
According to Bil'iin popular committee, the soldiers fired tear gas grenades and rubber bullets intensively when the march arrived at Abu Laimun area near the segregation wall causing many Palestinian and foreign activists to severely suffer tear gas suffocation.
Palestinian child injured in explosion of Israeli army ordnance
[ 24/03/2012 - 06:53 AM ]
A Palestinian child was moderately wounded in the explosion of an Israeli sonic bomb near his village of Qaryut, south of Nablus, on Friday, local sources said.
They said that the 8-year-old child arrived in Rafidia hospital in Nablus with burns in his abdomen, and his condition was described as moderate.
The sources said that the child was with his father in their field near the Israeli settlement of Shilo where he discovered the ordnance with a green tape on it. He picked it up and put it in his pocket and when he tried to remove the tape it blew up, they added.
They said that the safety pin of the Israeli sonic grenade was deliberately taken off and a green tape was put in its place so that when anyone removes the tape it explodes.
Three women injured by IOF during a demonstration in solidarity with Shalabi
[ 23/03/2012 - 09:57 PM ]
Three Palestinian women suffered bruising when IOF troops assaulted
participants in the Ma'sara protest in solidarity with Hana' al-Shalabi
who is on hunger strike in occupation jails. The protesters also said
they wanted to highlight the suffering of Palestinian mothers and women
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