Israel army arrests activists in Hebron (AFP) AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE) 04/11/12)
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Israeli security forces on Wednesday arrested two Palestinian
activists and two foreign supporters who were in the city of Hebron
for a conference on popular struggle, police said.
"They attacked police who tried to disperse them and they are
currently being questioned," police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP.
She said that they were part of a group which assembled near a
flashpoint religious site in city´s Israeli-controlled sector, known
as the Cave of the Patriarchs to Jews and the Ibrahimi Mosque to
"They shouted slogans and started staging an unauthorised protest,"
They were visiting the southern West Bank city as part of a field
trip on the second day of the Bilin 7th Annual Conference on Popular
Struggle, which examines the growth of peaceful protest in the
A spokeswoman for the conference, Abir Kopty, said that initially
eight Palestinians and four Europeans were detained but most were
She said that the two foreigners still in custody on Wednesday
evening were Italians, but she could give no further details.
The conference began on Tuesday in Bilin, a West Bank village near
Ramallah which has for several years been waging a weekly struggle
against the route of Israel´s vast separation barrier, which cuts
through the villagers´ land. (Copyright © 2012 Agence France Presse.
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