Bethlehem, 15 Jumadal Akhir 1436/4 April 2014 (MINA) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) suppressed the weekly march organized on Friday (3/4) in Masarah village, southwest of Bethlehem, and prevented the participants from reaching seized lands.
The march was used this week as an opportunity to commemorate the Land Day and to celebrate Palestine’s entry into the International Criminal Court, according to the popular resistance committees against the wall and settlement, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Dozens of foreign and Palestinian activists marched to the annexed area in the village, carrying banners and chanting slogans protesting Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian lands.
The IOF, in turn, closed the main entrance of Masarah village and barred Palestinian vehicles from going in or out.
The march turned into violent clashes after Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters and used tear gas to disperse them. (T/P006/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)