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Aida youths set fire to Israeli watchtower
Published Wednesday 26/03/2014 (updated) 27/03/2014 19:36
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(MaanImages/Aida Camp News 24 Hours)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A group of youths from Bethlehem's Aida refugee camp set fire to an Israeli watchtower on Wednesday, according to the Facebook page of a local group.

The move comes a day after Israeli forces entered the camp to replace a destroyed section of the separation wall, which activists in the area have repeatedly targeted.

Aida Camp News 24 Hours posted several pictures on their social media page documenting the incident.

An Israeli army spokesman said there were "20 Palestinians hurling rocks and they also rolled a burning tire," but he was not familiar with a watchtower being ignited.

Aida camp has seen continuous clashes since Thursday, with more than a dozen Palestinians shot by Israeli forces and nightly arrest raids targeting local activists.

Aida camp is located besides Rachel's Tomb, a local holy site that is surrounded on three sides by the Israeli separation wall despite being in the middle of the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.

The separation wall runs directly along the camp's borders, with multiple Israeli watchtowers overlooking the area.







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