Palestinians Injured in Clashes with Israeli Police

TEL AVIV/GAZA. March 31.KAZINFORM. More than 20 Palestinians were injured on Land Day demonstrations that sparked clashes with Israeli security forces on the outskirts of Jerusalem, local media reported on Friday. Kazinform has learned from RIA Novosti.

The clashes occurred at the Qalandiya checkpoint as Israeli security forces tried to push hundreds of protesters back toward the nearby West Bank town of Ramallah, using water cannon and tear gas.

"This is a place where we frequently see clashes, and what we're seeing here is the Israeli army needing to put a barrier up and not let people through," Al Jazeera's correspondent said.

Land Day is a tribute to six Palestinian Israelis killed by Israeli security forces in 1976 during protests over the seizure of their land.




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