RAMALLAH, May 19 (KUNA) -- Israeli Army used snipers to stop a Palestinian
protest near Beit El settlement in the West bank town of Ramallah last week,
Maariv newspaper said on Sunday.
A group of Palestinians from Jalazone refugee camp, which is separated from
Beit El by only one street, protested against the Israeli-built West Bank
fence, digging a hole in the wall, but the Israeli Army brought in snipers
that used live ammunition, injuring five Palestinians.
The newspaper said the Israeli Army soldiers followed their leaders'
commands to open fire, claiming the protestors were approaching the settlement.
Israeli Army complained last week that the troops were not allowed to open
fire towards Palestinian protestors, especially with social networks showing a
number of Israeli soldiers fleeing in Kafr Qaddum and Jalazone while being
targeted with rocks by Palestinians in the past few months.
Israel had previously used snipers to stop protests in the First Intifada
in 1987, and also in Al-Aqsa Intifada, killing and injuring many Palestinians.
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