The West Bank: Israeli troops attack Palestinian peaceful protests marking the 60th Nakba

The Israeli army attacked on Wednesday three Palestinian peaceful demonstrations in several parts of the West Bank, a number of injured was reported.

The protests took place near the northern West Bank cities of Tulkarem and Nablus in addition to one protest near Ramallah city, they were organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba ñ€“ catastrophe.

At least 150 school children and teachers marched today from the city center of Tulkarem towards an Israeli industrial zone just out said the city. Upon arrival to the location Israeli troops fired tear gas at the protesters, medical sources reported that a number of children surfed moderate injures due to the tear gas.

In the nearby city of Nablus in a similar protest, 200 Palestinians protested at the Howwara Israeli army checkpoint located outside the city, Israeli troops used rifle buts, batons, and tear gas to attack the unarmed civilians; four were injured.

Among those injured were Ashraf Jaber, 22, a paramedic, Imad Al Terawi, 21, Ala Badarnah, a Palestinian photo-journalist, and Sameh Al Sameri, 23. Al Sameri is physically challenged he was injured when troops fired tear gas at the protesters, witnesses said.

20 civilians were injured when Israeli troops attack a protest marking the 60th Nakba at the Qalndiya checkpoint, at the entrance of Ramallah city.

The protest started from Qalandiya refugee camp as soon as it reached the checkpoint soldiers fired tear gas and steal-rubber-coated- bullets, 20 civilians were injured, witnesses told media sources.

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Ghassan Bannoura

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