December 1, 1988 |
Thousands of Palestinian children streamed to West Bank elementary schools today as the army lifted an order that had shut down classes for most of 10 months. There were no reports of violence at the 612 private, state and U.N.-run schools attended by about 230,000 first-through-sixth-graders. But elsewhere today, 15 Palestinians were wounded when troops opened fire on stone-throwing demonstrators in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, hospital officials said.
April 27, 2010 |
It's the usual Friday afternoon cat-and-mouse dance between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian protesters in this West Bank village. Young village men, joined by Israeli leftists and international activists, begin blocking roads with boulders and tires; soldiers take up positions at key intersections. Israeli forces fire tear gas canisters; protesters fling rocks. Before long, the military calls in one of its most dreaded weapons. A white armored truck rumbles toward the scene.