Cou­ple shocked af­ter be­ing caught in tear­gas at­tack in Pales­tine

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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

Pic­tures: James Jag­ger

An arch­way near Aida Camp, near where Ms Bad­man-Smith was tear-gassed

Pales­tinian refugees walk through a street in the West Bank

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