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Arafat commemorations disrupted and dispersed by Israeli soldiers; two injured

Nov. 11, 2008 12:05 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 11, 2008 12:05 P.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Two Palestinian students were injured on Tuesday when Israeli forces dispersed a commemorative ceremony in the villages south of Bethlehem city commemorating the fourth anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat. .

The ceremony saw hundreds holding photos of Arafat and signs attesting that the gatherers were committed to walking in his footsteps. The ceremonial procession walked up the main road near the Efrata settlement, where Israeli soldiers dispersed the group of mourners.

Another commemoration ceremony in Tuqu south of Bethlehem also saw confrontations with Israeli forces, though no injuries were reported.

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