facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Women's demonstration dispersed at Israeli checkpoint

March 8, 2014 at 12:17 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 8 (UPI) -- Israeli soldiers used teargas to break up a women's protest Saturday at a checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, the Ma'an news agency reports.

The General Union of Palestinian Women held the demonstration to mark International Women's Day, the Palestinian news agency said. Men accompanying the group threw stones at the soldiers who responded with tear gas canisters.

The Qalandia checkpoint was closed after the crowd approached it.

One demonstrator told Ma'an the protest was to show that the women "want to live free from occupation in an independent Palestinian state."

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin
2
Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan
3
Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder
4
Female gym teacher busted for repeated sex with student Female gym teacher busted for repeated sex with student
5
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback