Clashes between Palestinians and occupation forces at Sha'fat roadblock

12:00 Dec 1 2011 Sha'fat, north of Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces arrested on Thursday evening eight Palestinian youth from the Sha’fat refugee camp to the north of occupied Jerusalem during a demonstration to protest the building of a permanent military roadblock near the camp.

Dozens of local residents demonstrated on Thursday evening and burned the Israeli flag. They hurled stones at soldiers of the so called boarderguards.

Local sources said that the occupation forces responded by firing teargas canisters and assaulting demonstrators. They also said that the occupation forces arrested eight of the protesters.

The occupation forces beefed up their presence at the roadblock since the morning expecting protest.
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