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Pepper Spray

Photographer

Ammar Awad

Reuters

30 March, 2012

Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain a Palestinian protestor during clashes after Friday prayers on Land Day, outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City.

About

Ammar Awad

Ammar Awad was born in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank in 1981. Awad has a Jordanian nationality. Ammar joined Reuters in 2000 as a stringer and became a staff photographer ...

Background story

Jerusalem, Israel

Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain a Palestinian protestor during clashes after Friday prayers on Land Day, outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Land Day commemorates the killing of six Arabs by security forces on 30 March 1976, amid protests against land appropriation in Galilee. A number of the annual rallies marking the event in Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank turned violent, with demonstrators throwing stones, while security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades to disperse the protests.

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