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Israeli army occupies two homes in Beit Ummar, beat international peace activists

Oct. 11, 2008 9:21 A.M. (Updated: Oct. 11, 2008 9:21 A.M.)
Hebron - Ma'an - Clashes erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian residents of Beit Ummar on Friday. International peace activists joined Palestinians in their attempt to stop Israeli soldiers from taking over two homes.

Seven were injured including an international activist, and two Beit Ummar homes were turned into Israeli military posts.

According to local sources the homes taken over are owned by Mershid Mohammad Mershid and Waheeb Bader Husein. The owners were handed military orders telling them they had to hand over the property.

Protesting the action were dozens of international peace activists, who promptly organized a sit-in in front of the two occupied homes. The activists demanded that soldiers evacuate the buildings and return them to the families that were now homeless.

Responding to the protest Israeli soldiers attacked the activists with batons and rifle butts, fired dozens of tear gas canisters. Seven of the activists had to be taken to hospital to be treated for tear gas inhalation.

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