Israeli occupation forces suppress peaceful marches in West Bank – In Palestine Today

Israeli occupation forces suppress peaceful marches in West Bank

West Bank (In Palestine Today)-Israeli occupation forces (IOF) quelled various marches in the cities of the West Bank after Friday prayer, injuring dozens of civilians.

In Nablus, clashes erupted after the march of Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, during which IOF fired bullets, sound and tear gas bombs towards the marchers. Several citizens suffered breathing problems.

The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that one Palestinian was taken to the hospital after he was shot by live ammunition during clashes with IOF in Mount Sabih in Beita village.

The townspeople performed Friday prayer on Mount Sabih, in an event called by the Beita factional coordination committee to refuse the establishment of a settlement outpost on the mountain.

Another confrontation broke out at the Hawara checkpoint to the south of Nablus and a number of Palestinians suffered breathing difficulty.

In Ramallah, a march was launched from the center of Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, reaching the gate of the annexation wall, in support of the resistance and the rights of the Palestinians.

The participants raised pictures of the martyr of Umm al-Fahm Muhammad Kiwan and the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans denouncing the Israeli crimes.

Clashes erupted with IOF soldiers who fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters. A number of civilians suffered breathing problems.

In Qalqilya, eyewitnesses reported that IOF suppressed the peaceful weekly march of Kafr Qaddum village, denouncing the settlement activity and demanding the opening of the main village street that has been closed for 18 years.

Three young men were shot with rubber-coated metal bullets while others suffered breathing difficulty.

In al-Khalil, thousands of citizens participated in a solidarity rally that was launched from the Haras Mosque, in response to the invitation of the national and Islamic forces, foremost of which is Hamas.

The participants affirmed their support for Jerusalem and the people in Gaza, raised Palestinian and factional banners, chanted slogans and praised the steadfastness of Palestinians against the Israeli aggression.

The IOF soldiers stationed at the northern entrance to al-Khalil attacked the demonstrators with bullets and tear gas canisters. Dozens of citizens suffered breathing problems.

In Beit Ummar town, north of al-Khalil, hundreds of Palestinians participated in a rally in support of Jerusalem and the martyrs in Gaza.

In Bethlehem, IOF quelled the peaceful march that supports Jerusalem and Palestinians in the 1948 lands and the martyrs in Gaza. Dozens of civilians suffered breathing difficulty.

Dozens of people performed Friday and the absentee funeral prayers in front of the Azza refugee camp north of Bethlehem, responding to the invitation of the national forces and factions, before organizing a march to the northern entrance of the city. IOF soldiers attacked the marchers with tear gas canisters and sound bombs.

Source: The Palestinian Information Center


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