Saturday, May 30, 2009

Three Israeli solidarity activists, two Palestinians detained

Date: 30 / 05 / 2009 Time: 19:18

Hebron – Ma’an – Israeli forces on Saturday detained three Israeli solidarity activists and two Palestinian boys during a peaceful rally against the expansion of an Israeli settlement in Beit Ummar on Saturday.

Several other solidarity activists sustained bruises as a result of being hit by Israeli troops during the assault that occurred near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

“We were suppressed by excessive use of force by Israeli soldiers. They hit us with gun butts while settlers were assaulting us,” said one of the activists. He added that settlers also turned over a truck belonging someone taking part in the anti-settlement rally.