Soldiers Suppress Demonstration Marking Nakba Day near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, May 14, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Tuesday suppressed a peaceful demonstration marking “Nakba,” catastrophe, of 1948, when Palestinians were forced out of their homes in historic Palestine that led to the creation of Israel, in the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, causing several suffocation and fainting cases among the protesters, according to a local activist.

Coordinator of the Popular Committee against Settlements and the Apartheid Wall in al-Khader, Ahmad Salah, told WAFA Israeli forces fired heavy amounts of tear gas and acoustic bombs toward the protesters, causing several suffocation and fainting cases among them that led to confrontations.

Source: WAFA News