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September 01, 1985

Israeli security forces dragged off 40 Israeli civil rights demonstrators at the West Bank Arab town of Ramallah and fired rubber bullets at Palestinians watching the fracas. Police arrested 20 of the Israelis but later released all but seven of them. The flare-up began when 40 members of the leftist group Down With Occupation tried to stage a demonstration to protest the detention without charges of Arabs suspected of terrorism and their expulsion.

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