Dozens of Palestinian youths suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, on Saturday, when they confronted Israeli forces in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Jerusalem Press reported.
Local sources said that hundreds of Palestinian youths were protesting Israel’s annexation plans, at the “Shuhada Street” military roadblock, to which the soldiers responded by firing tear-gas canisters, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel rounds.
According to the Palestinian Information Center, a number of the youths suffered minor injuries, and were all treated at the scene.
Many Palestinian demonstrations have been held in rejection of Israel’s stated plan to annex large areas of the West Bank, which it has occupied since the 1967 ‘Six Day war’.
United Nations passed resolution 242 in 1967 requiring the state of Israel to retreat from the occupied Palestinian Territories.
The resolution called for both;
(i) Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict (6 Day War);
(ii) Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgement of
the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and
their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts
~ Jerusalem Press, PIC