SAKHNIN, WEST BANK
Israeli security forces clashed with Arab protesters on March 30, the seventh anniversary of Lands Day.
SAKHNIN, WEST BANK
1. GVs police walking through town, sounds of gunfire. (3 SHOTS) 0.16)
2. GVs Arabs marching through town and chanting, police look on in background. (3 SHOTS) 0.46)
3. GVs Demonstrators, running, shouting, throwing stones (2 shots) 1.03
4. GV Tear gas grenade. 1.07
5. SV Injured demonstrator being treated in ambulance. 1.16
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Background: SAKHNIN, WEST BANK
Israeli security forces clashed with Arab protesters on March 30, the seventh anniversary of Lands Day. The anniversary commemorates the death of six Israeli-Arabs killed during demonstrations in 1976, when Israel annexed the West Bank. There were anti-Israeli demonstrations in several towns of the now Israeli-occupied West Bank territory. There were also protests in Israel itself. In the West Bank town of Sakhnin hundreds of demonstrators, many of them teenagers and children, took to the streets, chanting and carrying banners. Scuffles broke out between protesters and police, who were out in force. Angry demonstrators hurled stones at police, who used tear-gas grenades and fired shots into the air to disperse the mob. In the town of Tulkarm, youths stoned an army vehicle and palestinian demonstrators threw two petrol bombs at Israeli cars. No one was injured . Israeli authorities imposed a preventive curfew on the market area of the West Bank's largest town, Nablus, and three nearby refugee camps. they later arrested nine Nablus residents for violating the curfew. In the occupied Gaza Strip,, hand grenades were twice thrown at an Israely army patrol near the Jabalya refugee camp. Security forces later dismantled a one-kilogram (two pound) explosive device allegedly planted near military headquarters in Gaza City.
Source: REUTERS - TALI GODER