Clashes erupted between anti-wall demonstrators and the army on Friday afternoon as internationals, Israelis and Palestinians demonstrated in Bil’in village, west of the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Troops lashed the demonstrators with tear gas, rubber-coated bullets, and clubs. Several protestors were injured and about thirty were arrested after were being beaten up by the soldiers, an eyewitness reported.

The new idea in today’s march was that demonstrators wore masks representing the US president, George W Bush, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as a protest against American support for Israel. They also wore orange bandanas; orange is the color adopted by Israeli opponents of disengagement from the Gaza Strip.