Couple shocked after being caught in teargas attack in Palestine
But on their third day at the camp, while walking to look at a local landmark – a large key on top of an archway – Ms Badman-Smith was caught up in something much less positive.
“We were literally just walking down the round,” she said.
“I was with three English volunteers and three Palestinian teenagers.
“We got about 100 metres from a guard tower on the separation wall, when some Palestinian boys ran around the corner chased by an armoured car.”
The soldiers in the armoured car fired two tear gas canisters at the boys as they ran towards Ms BadmanSmith and her group.
She said: “I saw them laughing. Then they drove up to us. They stopped about 50 yards away and fired more tear gas and a stun grenade.
“We scurried into a tiny front room of a nearby
An archway near Aida Camp, near where Ms Badman-Smith was tear-gassed
Palestinian refugees walk through a street in the West Bank