Palestine

West Bank marches continue in support of the Aqsa and prisoners

images_news_2013_05_16_nakba-0_300_01Zionist Israeli occupation forces (IOF) suppressed the peaceful anti-apartheid wall and settlements marches in the West Bank, staged in solidarity with the prisoners and Qods.

Coordinator of the National Committee against the Wall and settlements in Bethlehem Hassan Brigiya reported that the Israeli forces quelled the weekly march in the town of Ma’asra and attacked the demonstrators, and prevented them from reaching the wall.

The protestors called for expanding the participation in the popular resistance activities against the settlement activity and the wall, and for making every possible effort to release the prisoners from the occupation jails.

In Bilin, 6 citizens were injured as the Israeli forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas and stun grenades at them.

A local source explained that upon the arrival of the protestors to the liberated territories near the wall, the occupation forces began firing rubber bullets, tear gas canisters and stun grenades at them.

The former deputy head of the European Parliament Luisa Morgantini, Palestinian MP Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, and dozens of citizens and international solidarity activists suffered suffocation.

The IOF also suppressed the weekly anti-settlement march of Nabi Saleh which led to dozens of cases of suffocation due to gas inhalation.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated metal bullets, stun grenades and tear gas grenades towards the demonstrators as they approached the village’s lands that were seized by the occupation

They added that the Israeli military vehicles subsequently stormed the village, which led to the outbreak of clashes with the citizens.

The IOF have closed since the early morning hours the entrances to the village of Nabi Saleh and imposed a security cordon on it.

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