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Anti-Annapolis protestor killed in Hebron

Palestinian security forces clash with anti-summit protestors in Hebron, Ramallah, killing one. PFLP rally dispersed 'in favor of public safety'

Hisham Baradi, 36, a Palestinian taking part in an anti-Annapolis demonstration held in the West Bank city of Hebron Tuesday, was killed by Palestinian security forces trying to disperse the rally.

 

Earlier Tuesday, Palestinian police forces operating in the West Bank city of Ramallah, stopped a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) protest against the peace summit.

 

 

According to reports, police blocked the roads leading to Ramallah's Manara Square, preventing some 400 people from reaching it.

 

A Palestinian source told Ynet that Palestinian police decided to prevent the rally after receiving information indicating that Hamas intended to incite a local riot.

 

The PHLP – under orders form its Damascus headquarters – decided public safety and public order outweighed the need for the protestors to speak their mind, added the source, prompting them to call the rally off.

 

Reuters contributed to this report

 


פרסום ראשון: 11.27.07, 17:59
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