Medical sources reported, on Friday evening, that several Palestinians were been injured during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading Wad Fokkin village, west of Bethlehem.The sources said the soldiers attacked protesters marching against an Israeli decision to illegally confiscate at least 4000 Dunams (988.42 Acres) of farmlands.
The villagers were peacefully marching against the Israeli decision, which was made to enable the construction and expansion of Israel’s illegitimate Jewish-only settlements on villagers’ lands.
Ahmad Sokkar, head of the Wad Fokkin village council, said that the soldiers violently attacked nonviolent activists and residents peacefully marching against Israel’s latest decision that would rob them of their livelihoods.
The Israeli decision was made last week; the lands in questions are located in the Kaneesa area, east of the village.
The villagers started their protests by planting olive saplings in their orchards and lands to challenge Israel’s illegitimate decision.
The soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs, concussion grenades and gas bombs causing several injuries.