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In pictures: Barrier clashes
Israeli border police protect bulldozers clearing the land for building
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Protesters gathered near the West Bank village of Bidou to block construction of a new section of Israel's barrier.
Palestinian protesters run with their national flag in the West Bank village of Bidou
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The demonstration turned ugly when Israeli troops moved in to stop Palestinian protesters throwing stones at bulldozers.
Palestinian land owners protesting against the barrier run from tear gas
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Troops used tear gas as well as rubber bullets and live ammunition to disperse protesters.
A Palestinian ducks during clashes between demonstrators and Israeli security forces in Bidou
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Two Palestinians were killed - the first to die in protests against the controversial barrier.
An Israeli border police officer kicks while fighting a group of Palestinian land owners
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A second demonstration in the nearby village of Beit Surik also turned violent.
Israeli border police
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Israel defends its barrier through parts of the West Bank, saying it is needed to protect Israelis from attacks.

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