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Hundreds injured in West Bank during Land Day protests

1 April 2018 10:49

 

Hundreds of Palestinians were injured by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) during the confrontations which broke out in different West Bank provinces in commemoration of the 42nd anniversary of Land Day and in support of the Great March of Return.

About 30 Palestinians suffered various injuries during violent clashes with the IOF in Huwara, Beita, Qusra and Kafr Qalil in Nablus.

Other clashes erupted in the villages of al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiya, Budrus, Beir Nidham and Biddu near Ramallah and at the northern entrance to al-Bireh where the IOF soldiers heavily fired live ammunition and teargas canisters at the peaceful protesters.

In a related context, unknown gunmen late Friday carried out an anti-occupation shooting attack at the illegal Israeli government of Ateret but no injuries were reported.

Several suffocation cases and injuries were reported during clashes in al-Khalil. A number of Palestinians were arrested at the same time by the IOF at a military checkpoint near the Ibrahimi Mosque and transferred to an unknown destination.

Similar confrontations were witnessed in Bethlehem and Jericho where the IOF soldiers heavily fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and teargas canisters at the protesting youths.

 

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