Palestinian Authority and Israeli occupation disperse pro-Egypt rallies 25Aug13 August 25, 2013

MEMO-Middle East Monitor    -    24 August 2013

palestinian-authority-logoOn Friday afternoon Palestinian security services and Israeli occupation forces cracked down on two separate solidarity marches with Egyptians in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank decided to take to the streets after Friday Prayer in solidarity with the Egyptians and to condemn the bloody dispersal of the two anti-coup protests in Egypt.

The first march started from The Large Mosque in Al-Beera City. Sources from the West Bank said that the Palestinian Authority security services crushed the march immediately and detained two Hamas leaders; Jamal al-Taweel and Hussein Abu-Kweek.

Witnesses said that about 250 security staff surrounded the march and attacked the protesters with batons to disperse them.

Meanwhile, a big march started from Abu-Sneenah neighbourhood in Hebron. As they passed across an Israeli checkpoint near Al-Ibrahimi Mosque, the occupation forces launched tear gas and dispersed them.

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