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Israeli forces uproot trees in Salfit village

Jan. 23, 2014 10:10 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 24, 2014 8:27 P.M.)
SALFIT (Ma'an) -- Israeli bulldozers accompanied by soldiers early Thursday uprooted dozens of trees in the West Bank's Salfit district, locals said.

Abd al-Halim Mansour, a resident of the village of Deir Istiya, told Ma'an that Israeli bulldozers began uprooting trees near his village.

Palestinians from the village tried to prevent the bulldozers from uprooting the trees, but Israeli forces fired tear gas to disperse them, Mansour said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that following "activity" by Israel's Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories, dozens of Palestinians gathered in the area and a "riot erupted."

Israeli forces responded with "riot dispersal means," she said.
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