Some 20 protesters hurt during anti-fence rally in Bil'in
Policeman lightly injured in clash with protesters in East Jerusalem
Some twenty protesters were wounded Friday during clashes with Israel Defense Forces troops and Border Policemen at an anti-separation fence rally near the West Bank village of Bil'in.
A Palestinian protester was hit in the forehead by a rubber bullet, sustaining moderate wounds. He was transferred to a hospital in Ramallah for treatment.
According to the IDF, the protesters violated a military order declaring the area a closed military zone.
Earlier Friday, a police officer was lightly injured in a violent confrontation that erupted between police forces and anti-separation fence protesters in the Shoafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem.
Palestinians and left wing activists demonstrated against the construction of the seperation fence and against police brutality towards the Shufat refugees.
Demonstrators tried to block the road and threw rocks towards police officers, injuring one of them in the hand.
The protesters maintain that the demonstration became violent after police shoved them and threw shock grenades at them. They say that four demonstrators were arrested, among them two Palestinians, an Israeli and a foreign activist.
Police sources say the demonstration is simply "an excuse for the local residents to throw rocks at police officers."