Dozens injured by tear gas at Beit Ummar rally
Published Monday 07/07/2014 (updated) 08/07/2014 11:12
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Palestinians were injured overnight Sunday after a rally in Beit Ummar was dispersed by Israeli forces, local activists said.
Muhammad Ayyad Awad, a local popular committee activist, said that protesters had gathered in the center of Beit Ummar to demonstrate against the killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir.
Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas in the town, lightly injuring dozens of people.
Protesters responded by throwing stones, empty bottles and Molotov cocktails, with reports of one injured Israeli soldier.
A tear gas canister landed inside the house of 60-year-old Ahmad al-Allami and his wife was evacuated to hospital for treatment.
The rally was organized by Fatah and PFLP activists.