Israeli troops fire tear gas at separation barrier demo

Palestinian protesters run for cover from tear gas shot by Israeli border police during clashes following a demonstration against land confiscation for Israel's barrier in the West Bank mainly Christian village of Beit Jala, August 30, 2015Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and stun grenades on Sunday to disperse a protest in a Palestinian Christian town near Bethlehem against renewed work on Israel’s West Bank separation barrier. Dozens of Palestinian and foreign protesters marched in the West Bank village of Beit Jala towards an area where military bulldozers have uprooted olive trees to clear space for the barrier. The former Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, denounced the work that began earlier this month.

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