Violent clashes broke out in different areas of the West Bank after Israeli occupation forces (IOF) suppressed the weekly anti-occupation marches.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Violent clashes broke out in different areas of the West Bank after Israeli occupation forces (IOF) suppressed the weekly anti-occupation marches.
In Nablus, clashes erupted after the IOF and Jewish settlers stormed different towns and villages in the governorate.
IOF soldiers attacked Jabal Sobeih anti-settlement protests in Beita town, which led to the outbreak of violent clashes. IOF soldiers fired teargas bombs and rubber bullets during the clashes.
A young man was wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets in his hand, while dozens others suffered from teargas inhalation.
Several Palestinians were also injured in the nearby Beit Dajan town after IOF troops suppressed the weekly anti-settlement march.
Similar clashes broke out in Qaryut town, southeast of Nablus, after being stormed by the IOF and settlers. Several Palestinian citizens were injured during the settler attack.
In Qalqilya, dozens of Palestinian citizens suffered from their exposure to tear gas during clashes with the IOF soldiers in Kafr Qaddum town.
According to local sources, the IOF attacked the weekly anti-settlement march of Kafr Qaddum and showered the participants with volleys of tear gas grenades and fired rubber bullets at them as they reached the closed western entrance of the town.
Local youths, for their part, clashed with the IOF soldiers and hurled stones at them.
Residents of Kafr Qaddum started staging weekly marches in 2011 to protest Israeli settlement activities and land grabs and to demand, in particular, the reopening of their village’s southern road, which has been blocked by the IOF for long years. This road is the main route to the nearby city of Nablus, the nearest economic center.
The Israeli army blocked off the road after expanding the illegal settlement of Kedumim in 2003, forcing the local residents to take a bypass road in order to travel to Nablus, which has extended the travel time to Nablus from 15 minutes to 40 minutes, according to Israeli rights group B’Tselem.