Friday, January 29, 2010

West Bank Protests

Interesting story here from the New York Times about Palestinian protests against a security barrier in the West Bank.  From the story:
For more than a year, this village has been a focus of weekly protests against the Israeli security barrier, which cuts through its lands. Now, the village appears to be at the center of an intensifying Israeli arrest campaign.  Israeli troops and Palestinians from Nabi Saleh scuffled on Jan. 15 as the group tried to reach farmland.  Palestinian women tried to avoid tear gas during clashes with members of the Israeli security forces in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Jan. 22.  Apparently concerned that the protests could spread, the Israeli Army and security forces have recently begun clamping down, arresting scores of local organizers and activists here and conducting nighttime raids on the homes of others.

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