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    RT Channel Crew Under Tear Gas Attack in Palestine During Live Broadcast

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    The tear gas was dispensed by Israeli military at protesters in the Palestinian city of Ramallah where an RT news channel crew were filming a report, according to the television channel.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An RT news channel crew came under a tear gas attack during a live broadcast covering anti-Israeli protests in the Palestinian city of Ramallah, the television channel said Friday.

    The tear gas was dispensed by Israeli military at protesters, according to RT.

    "Three Israeli military vehicles, equipped with grenade launchers, suddenly appeared behind the demonstrators and journalists. A large amount of tear gas was released in direction of television cars and operators," Yafa Staiti, RT correspondent present at the incident, said.

    According to RT, none of the television crew was seriously injured in the incident.

    A renewed wave of violence in the long-standing conflict broke out this month amid fears that Israel was planning to revise the status quo at Temple Mount, which houses Islam’s third holiest site, the Al-Aqsa mosque.

    Palestinians seek the recognition of their independent state, proclaimed in 1988, on the territories of West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

    Most of the areas claimed by the State of Palestine were seized by Israel in 1967 during the Six-Day War. The Israeli government refuses to recognize Palestine as an independent political and diplomatic entity.


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