Palestinians Hurl Stones at Israeli Soldiers on Lebanese Border

Published July 3rd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

About 1,000 Palestinians shouting anti-Israel slogans hurled stones at Israeli soldiers across the border Sunday, breaking the window of a military vehicle, reported The Associated Press, quoting witnesses.  

Waving Palestinian flags, the demonstrators chanted "God is great" in Arabic as they threw stones at an Israeli military outpost at the border fence separating Lebanon and Israel, said the agency.  

Witnesses said the window of a passing armored Israeli jeep was broken, but Israeli soldiers did not respond with gunfire as they have in the past at the Fatima gate in Kfar Kila village.  

The demonstrators, including women and children, also threw stones at another Israeli jeep and an agricultural tractor, but missed, the witnesses said.  

Fatima al-Saedi, a 65-year-old Palestinian woman who has been living in Lebanon since the founding of Israel in 1948, asserted her right to return to her home village.  

"God willing, we will return to Palestine and the Jews will be thrown into the sea," she said as she taunted Israeli soldiers.  

Addressing the crowd, Abdullah Kamel, a member of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said that "there can be no just peace in the region without ensuring the return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland" and granting them self-determination, said the agency - Albawaba.com 

© 2000 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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