Clashes erupted between anti-wall demonstrators and the army on Friday afternoon as internationals, Israelis and Palestinians demonstrated in BilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.