Palestinian Authority Disperse Demonstration By Use of Violence

06 Jul
8:07 PM

On Saturday July 2, 2011 Palestinian police and the Palestinian National Security Service injured over 20 peaceful Palestinian demonstrators in Hebron, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. Many of the demonstrators suffered injuries from beatings as well as tear gas inhalation.The demonstration began after the afternoon prayer. Marchers began at Sheikh Ali al-Bakkaa Mosque with a final destination to Al-Zawya Square. The Palestinian Police and the Palestinian National Security Service dispersed the demonstration by use of force.

While delivering a speech, a demonstrator was attacked by four Palestinian Police men.

Palestinian police made a checkpoint, where ids were checked, in order to arrest suspected members and demonstrators of the Islamic Liberation Party from entering Ramallah.

Several Civilians were also seen violently beating the demonstrators marching to Al-Zawya Square.

The demonstrators were commemorating “the 90th anniversary of the collapse of the Muslim Caliphate.” The demonstration was organized by the Hiz ut Tahrir, the Islamic Liberation Party.

Palestinian Basic Law guarantees the right to demonstrate peacefully. The police have the right to know about the demonstration in order to regulate traffic, but they do not have the right to stop the demonstration by use of violence.

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