Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli police in West Bank

2010-03-17 08:26 BJT


Palestinian protesters have clashed with Israeli police in multiple areas of the West Bank to protest against Israel's settlement plan.

The construction plan is causing anger with many Palestinians who see the area as the capital of their future state.

Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israel police Tuesday in several locations in East Jerusalem, and more than 40 people were injured and dozens of Palestinians were arrested.

Violence is escalating since Israel announced it would build 1,600 new apartments for Jews there.

Palestinian youths hurl stones at Israeli troops, not seen, during clashes at the Kalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem, Tuesday, March 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinian youths hurl stones at Israeli troops, not seen, during
clashes at the Kalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of
Ramallah and Jerusalem, Tuesday, March 16, 2010.
(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)