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Palestinian Christians scuffle with Israeli police over divisive wall

Israeli border guards arrest a Palestinian protestor who was trying to reach tractors working on the construction of Israel's controversial barrier in the Cremisan Valley, on August 19, 2015Palestinian Christians scuffled with Israeli border police near Bethlehem Wednesday after dozens of them, including priests, gathered to protest renewed work on Israel’s West Bank separation barrier in a sensitive Christian area. An AFP journalist said the protesters, who were joined by a few foreign activists, gathered in the Christian town of Beit Jala to protest building a stretch of the barrier, which started Monday after years of legal battles. The three Roman Catholic priests tried to pray among olive trees that bulldozers and mechanical diggers were seeking to uproot but were stopped by police.

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