Archive - Jul 8, 2011

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Many people injured in clash between Hizb-ut Tahrir demonstrators and Palestinian police

On 2 July 2011, the Islamic political organization, Hizb-ut Tahrir (The Party of Freedom), staged a last-minute demonstration in Hebron after the Palestinian Authority (PA) blocked a planned demonstration in Ramallah.  Over 1000 demonstrators descended upon the Palestinian-controlled area of the city in the late afternoon.  Subsequent clashes with Palestinian police—with the protestors throwing stones and police responding with tear gas and shots fired into the air—resulted in about thirty casualties, including one person who was hospitalized.