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Dozens injured as Israeli forces disperse West Bank protests

May 30, 2014 10:52 P.M. (Updated: June 1, 2014 1:59 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Dozens of people were injured on Friday as Israeli forces dispersed non-violent protests across the occupied West Bank.

In Bilin, Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas and stun grenades at protesters as they marched towards land confiscated by Israel's separation wall.

Participants raised Palestinian flags, posters of prisoners, and signs condemning the practice of administrative detention.

Ahmad Ratib Abu Rahma, 20, was hit in the foot with a tear gas canister, Mohammad Adeeb Abu Rahma, 20, was hit in the hand, and a female Danish activist was struck in the leg and required stitches.

The injured were taken to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah for treatment.

Bilin villagers have been protesting on a weekly basis against Israeli confiscation of their lands in order to build the separation wall, which passes through their village.

In Kafr Qaddum, near Qalqiliya in the northern West Bank, a man was shot in the back with a rubber-coated bullet while dozens suffered tear gas inhalation.

Protesters had gathered to show solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners and demand that Israeli forces re-open the village's main road, which has been closed for over 13 years.

According to Amnesty International, Israeli forces often use excessive force against Palestinian protesters.

Amnesty documented the killing of 22 Palestinians in 2013, 14 of which took place during protests and four of whom were children.
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