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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Activists: Soldiers open fire toward Gaza demo

Published yesterday (updated) 14/12/2011 00:19
Palestinians demonstrate against Israeli incursions and land confiscation near
the barrier north of Beit Hanoun (MaanImages/Wissam Nassar, File)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces fired toward Palestinian protesters on Tuesday during a demonstration against land confiscation near the Israeli border, activists said.

Saber Zaanin, local coordinator, said activists and internationals were fired upon while heading toward the destroyed Dumra village north of Beit Hanoun, inside Israel's buffer zone.

Israeli forces fired at them and tanks headed toward the wall. International solidarity activists got on a farming plow, which was pushed inside the buffer zone by 200 meters, he added.

Zaanin pointed out that the activity is a message for the people in Nabi Saleh that they "are not alone facing Israel and its walls", and that the "seeds of resistance planted in the buffer zone area are for peace."

An Israeli army spokesman did not immediately return a call late Tuesday.

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