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Zionist forces unleash teargas on protesters in march against Balfour Declaration

2 November 2017 16:58

 

Zionist forces deployed tear gas and rubber bullets against Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Wednesday, during a march commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

Protesters set up an effigy of Former British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour, before burning a flag in the name of the 1917 document which supported establishing a Jewish state. Israeli forces suppressed the protest was suppressed shortly after the banner burning.

The Balfour Declaration of 1917 was issued by the British government during World War I, initiating the support for a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine.

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