Troops open fire at Land Day Protest in central West Bank, civilians injured including a journalist

31 Mar
3:36 AM

A number of civilians were injured, among them one journalist, on Tuesday as Israeli troops opened fire at a Land Day protest in Budrus village, central West Bank.

Villagers along with international supporters gathered at the village after the midday prayers at the local mosque and headed towards their lands Israel took over to build the wall.

Villagers had with them olive trees they planed to plant at their lands instead of the ones the Israeli army uprooted to bulled the wall. As soon as the protest reached the villagers lands Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at them.

A number of civilians were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets, including Haron Amiyrah, a journalist for the Palestine State TV. Scores were also treated for effects of tear gas inhalation.

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