Israeli troops fire on activists during protest against the construction of West Bank fence
Israeli troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Monday to break up a protest against Israel's construction of the so-called "security fence" in the West Bank, wounding five pro-Palestinian activists, witnesses said.
An American protester was hit in the leg at close range during the clash near the West bank village of Anin and was taken to a hospital, Haaretz reported. The other four protesters were treated at the scene after being struck in the back and stomach.
The Israeli troops opened fire after about 300 protesters gathered on both sides of the barrier and tried to tear down a gate in the fence.
An International Solidarity Movement activist present at the scene said that three of the injured were members of the organization. (Albawaba.com)
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