- Title: WEST BANK/ JERUSALEM: SOLDIERS AND PROTESTORS CLASH AT WEST BANK BARRIER
- Date: 20th June 2004
- Summary: (W5) AL-ZAWEYEH, WEST BANK (JUNE 20, 2004) (REUTERS) 1. VARIOUS OF ISRAELI BULLDOZERS CONSTRUCTING SEPARATION BARRIER 0.16 2. SLV PALESTINIAN WOMEN ARGUING WITH ISRAELI SOLDIERS 0.27 3. VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS PUSHING AND DRAGGING PALESTINIAN WOMAN RESISTING EVACUATION 0.45 4. WIDE OF BULLDOZERS 0.51 5. WIDE OF PALESTINIANS MARCHING AT AN ANTI-BARRIER DEMONSTRATION 0.56 6. SLV SOLDIERS AT SITE 1.01 7. SCU MAN CHANTING 'GOD IS GREAT' 1.06 8. SLV SOLDIERS THROWING TEAR GAS GRENADES, GAS DISPERSING CROWD 1.13 9. WIDE OF DEMONSTRATORS AT PROTEST 1.18 10. WIDE OF SOLDIERS SEATED ON TOP OF VEHICLE ,FIRING TEAR GAS 1.24 11. WIDE OF AMBULANCE AT SITE 1.28 12. VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS SCUFFLING WITH PROTESTERS 1.36 13. VARIOUS OF FOREIGN DEMONSTRATOR BEING DRAGGED BY SOLDIERS AND WOMAN TRYING TO PUSH SOLDIERS AWAY 1.48 14. SLV SOLDIER FIRING, PAN TO SOLDIER SCUFFLING WITH PALESTINIAN MAN 1.55 15. CLOSE OF INJURED PALESTINIAN BEING LAID ON GROUND 1.59 16. VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS SCUFFLING WITH FOREIGN AND PALESTINIAN PROTESTERS, TRYING TO PUSH THEM AWAY 2.26 17. CLOSE OF GRENADE BEING THROWN, TO WIDE OF CROWD RUNNING AWAY 2.33 18. SLV GRENADE EXPLODING 2.39 19. SLV FOREIGN PROTESTER BEING CARRIED ON STRETCHER 2.43 20. SLV SMOKE FROM TEAR GAS DISPERSING 2.46 21. SCU (SOUNDBITE) (English) FOREIGN DEMONSTRATOR SAYING: "How can you live with yourselves doing this? (Asked why she was crying) It hurts, I don't understand how you can do this. These are people, these are human beings. Just like you we bleed, we have a heart, we think, we feel. And you throw gas at us and you bomb us. Why?" 3.06 22. SLV SOLDIERS FIRING TEAR GAS 3.11 23. WIDE OF PROTESTORS 3.17 (W5) JERUSALEM (JUNE 20, 2004) (REUTERS) 24. SLV ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON ENTERING CABINET MEETING 3.25 25. SLV FOREIGN MINISTER SILVAN SHALOM ARRIVING AT MEETING 3.32 26. VARIOUS OF SHARON CONVENING CABINET 3.37 27. ZOOM INTO SCU OF SHARON 3.43 28. PAN OF MEETING 3.52 29. WIDE OF EXTERIOR OF PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE 3.57 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 5th July 2004 13:00
- Location: AL-ZAWEYEH, WEST BANK/JERUSALEM
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Reuters ID: LVACA1O39XD18BQZY6WYUAO97KDQ
- Story Text: Clashes erupt during demonstration against West Bank barrier.
Clashes erupted on Sunday (June 20) in the West Bank
village of al-Zaweyeh, near the northern town of Qalqilya,
during a demonstrations against Israel's controversial
Palestinians held a demonstration at a heavily guarded
barrier construction site, where clashes occurred every day
Israeli soldiers scuffled with demonstrators protesting
against the erection of the internationally condemned
barrier, made of cement and wire.
Soldiers threw tear gas canisters at the crowd. One
Palestinian was injured by a rubber bullet fired by the
Israeli soldier and 35 demonstrators were treated for tear
"I don't understand how you can do this. These are
people, these are human beings. Just like you we bleed, we
have a heart, we think, we feel. And you throw gas at us
and you bomb us. Why?" cried a foreign protester.
The construction of the barrier has driven thousands to
protest its path, which separates people from their homes,
schools, medical and other essential services. Al-Zaweyeh
has become a violent flashpoint in recent weeks.
Palestinians call the barrier an "apartheid wall" and a
land grab. Israel contends the barrier is necessary to
prevent Palestinian attacks.
In Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
convened his weekly cabinet meeting , amid talks of a
possible national unity government.
Aides said Sharon was breathing easier after Israel's
attorney-general dropped a long-running corruption
investigation and that the prime minister was unfazed by
court challenges seeking to overturn the decision.
Political sources said Sharon planned to meet Shimon
Peres, head of the main opposition Labour Party, this week
to discuss prospects for joining his government, which has
been hit by far-right defections over his Gaza plan.
Centre-left Labour, a supporter of withdrawals from
occupied land, had been reluctant to throw Sharon a
lifeline while the bribery case threatened to force him
from office. With Labour on board, Sharon would again
control a parliamentary majority.
That would give new impetus to Sharon's blueprint for
"disengaging" from conflict with the Palestinians by
removing all 21 Jewish settlements in Gaza and four of 120
in the West Bank by the end of 2005. Most Israelis support
Under a compromise with cabinet hard-liners, Sharon put
off until March 2005 a vote on the start of the evacuation,
which he said he intends to complete by the end of next
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