Three soldiers lightly injured by stone hurling

Security forces managed to disperse 200 Palestinians who conducted violent disturbances near the Beitunia crossing. The crossing was closed to traffic and two suspects were detained for questioning

Date: 01/04/2010, 7:16 PM     Author: Jonatan Urich

Three policemen were wounded on Wednesday (Mar. 31) as a result of rocks hurled at them near the Beitunia crossing, north of Jerusalem. Some 200 Palestinians and left-wing activists participated in the violent disturbance.

The clashes began close to Ofer Camp when the rioters tried to break a barrier to reach the camp. The crossing was closed to traffic and two suspects were arrested for questioning. Security forces managed to break up the crowd using crowd dispersal means.

Additionally, 50 Palestinians gathered near Jenin and threw stones at security forces. The IDF (Zahal) arrived to the area to prevent an escalation. There were no injuries or damage reported.

During the holiday, general closure on Judea and Samaria

Both events took place under a general closure imposed this week on Judea and Samaria. The closure will be removed after the Passover holiday ends Monday at midnight.

During the closure, humanitarian aid, approved by the Civil Administration, were allowed.