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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Palestinians Block Roads Used by Settlers

Palestinians Block Roads Used by Settlers
http://english.wafa.ps/index.php?action=detail&id=21061

RAMALLAH, November 14, 2012 (WAFA - official PLO news agency) - Thousands of
Palestinians Wednesday rallied across the West Bank and blocked roads used
by Jewish settlers as part of an activity marking the National Youth Week,
which coincides with the declaration of independence.

Israeli forces deployed throughout the West Bank fired tear gas at the
protesters, according to witnesses, causing many cases of suffocation.

Israeli forces set up checkpoints to prevent participants in the rallies
from reaching the main roads and to protect settlers using West Bank roads.

Palestinians clashed with the Israeli soldiers at several locations who
fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at the protesters and sprayed
them with skunk water.

In the Ramallah area, forces attacked a rally near Atara as protesters were
trying to cross the Israeli checkpoint to reach the Ramallah-Nablus road,
which is also used by settlers.

Several people were hurt, including Ramallah governor, Laila Ghannam, and
the chairman of the Supreme Court for Sharia Law, Sheikh Yousef Idais.

Settlers attempted to run over some protesters who gathered near the
settlement of Benyamin between Ramallah and Nablus, said witnesses.

Palestinian public employees travelled to Jericho where they participated in
a rally at the Jordan Valley. Thousands gathered at roads near Jericho but
Israeli soldiers stopped them and prevented them from reaching main roads.

T.R./M.S.

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