mardi 30 décembre 2014

Clashes break out in Aroub refugee camp

Des affrontements éclatent dans le camp de réfugiés d'Aroub

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Violent clashes erupted Monday in Aroub refugee camp between dozens of Palestinian youths and Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shortly after the later broke into the camp.

Eyewitnesses told a PIC reporter that the clashes broke out throughout the camp when IOF soldiers stormed in large numbers the refugee camp and started firing tear gas bombs and rubber bullets at the residents’ homes.

Several injuries were reported among the protesters who responded by throwing stones and empty bottles at the soldiers.

Israeli forces intensified their presence at the entrance of the camp and occupied rooftops of many homes.

On the other hand, IOF soldiers harassed Palestinian citizens while passing through the military checkpoint erected at the entrance of Shuhada Street in al-Khalil on Monday morning.

The PIC correspondent quoted local sources as saying that Palestinian students and citizens were stopped and searched at the makeshift checkpoint, while similar restrictions were imposed at the Container checkpoint.

Earlier last month, angry protesters set fire to the Container checkpoint during a demo staged in defense of al-Aqsa Mosque.

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