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Palestine: Israeli soldiers forcefully disperse Women’s Day demonstration

9th Mar 2014

By Chris Carlson

International Middle East Media Center: Eleven Palestinian women were hurt by tear gas inhalation, Saturday, when Israeli forces dispersed a demonstration marking International Women’s Day.

Dozens of Palestinian women rallied, early Saturday, near Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem to mark International Women’s Day, reports Ma’an News Agency.

Israeli forces stationed at the checkpoint launched tear gas canisters, at high velocity, towards the women in response to the protest.

Israeli forces closed the checkpoint to Palestinians immediately after the crowd approached it.

As Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters, Palestinian men hurled stones at the soldiers.

One protester told Ma’an that Palestinian women “want to live free from occupation in an independent Palestinian state”.
The rally was organized by the General Union of Palestinian Women.

An Israeli army spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

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