Israeli Police Pepper Spray Khan al-Amar Protesters During Demonstration

Protesters faced off against Israeli police at Khan al-Amar in the West Bank on October 19, during a demonstration against the planned destruction of the Bedouin village.

The Palestine National Liberation Movement said that demonstrators were injured by police.

Video from the scene shows Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli Police opposite each other, before physical clashes begin. It is unclear from the video which side instigated physical contact.

Some demonstrators were pepper sprayed by the police, and one was dragged onto the road and arrested.

A similar occurrence took place on October 17, where protesters were pepper sprayed and tasered.

Bulldozers first entered the village on October 14, according to local media. Four protesters were reportedly arrested on October 15, according to the Palestinian National Liberation Movement and the Times of Israel.

Fatou Bensouda, an International Criminal Court prosecutor, issued a statement on October 17 warning that the demolition of the Bedouin village could constitute a war crime.

On October 17, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that the destruction of the village could be a “major blow for the prospects of a two-state solution with Jerusalem as a shared capital”. Credit: Hadi Baaran via Storyful