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State of Palestine: Palestinian minister injured during Khan al-Ahmar protest02:23

State of Palestine: Palestinian minister injured during Khan al-Ahmar protest

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Khan al-Ahmar
October 19, 2018 at 13:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces during the weekly protest in the Occupied West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar injured several protesters including Palestinian Minister Walid Assaf on Friday.

The protesters, including Assaf, chairman of the Commission against the Wall and Settlements, were taking part in the weekly protest in the village, when Israeli forces started beating the protesters and attacked them with pepper spray.

Some of the protesters, sustained minor burns and suffocation as a result of being sprayed by pepper spray.

The Israeli High Court rejected an appeal against the demolition of what it terms illegal construction in Area C of the West Bank. The razing of the village, home to around 180 Palestinians, is underway.

The 52 residing families in the Bedouin village rejected an offer to relocate to a location in Jericho, some 8.5 kilometres (5.3 miles) away from the village.

State of Palestine: Palestinian minister injured during Khan al-Ahmar protest02:23
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Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces during the weekly protest in the Occupied West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar injured several protesters including Palestinian Minister Walid Assaf on Friday.

The protesters, including Assaf, chairman of the Commission against the Wall and Settlements, were taking part in the weekly protest in the village, when Israeli forces started beating the protesters and attacked them with pepper spray.

Some of the protesters, sustained minor burns and suffocation as a result of being sprayed by pepper spray.

The Israeli High Court rejected an appeal against the demolition of what it terms illegal construction in Area C of the West Bank. The razing of the village, home to around 180 Palestinians, is underway.

The 52 residing families in the Bedouin village rejected an offer to relocate to a location in Jericho, some 8.5 kilometres (5.3 miles) away from the village.

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