Update: Global March violence

March 30, 2012

Ynet reports that masked Palestinians hurled stones and Molotov Cocktails at Israeli soldiers at the Qalandiya border crossing in the West Bank. The IDF responded with tear gas, and deployed the “Skunk” – a vehicle loaded with canons spraying a foul-smelling liquid. In addition, security forces activated a machine that transmits high frequency sound waves in an effort to disperse the protesters.

In Lebanon security forces prevented protesters from reaching the border (Jerusalem Post).

In Jordan, some 8,000 people have gathered in a village near the border to prepare to march toward Israel, Jordanian news sites reported (The Times of Israel).There are also reports of clashes in Bethlehem, with Palestinian demonstrators throwing stones at Israeli troops. There are no reports of injuries.

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