Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians, Including Medic at Peaceful Demonstration Near Nablus

19 Jul
5:17 AM

Two Palestinian civilians were injured, on Saturday, and many others choked on tear-gas fired by the Israeli forces, at a nonviolent protest in the village of Beita, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

WAFA correspondent stated that Palestinians held a demonstration, south of Nablus City in the northern occupied West Bank, to express their total rejection of illegal Israeli settlement activities.

Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel rounds, stun grenades and tear-gas canisters to suppress the peaceful protesters, at least one was shot and injured by a rubber-coated steel round in his left arm.

Another protester was wounded, suffering severe bruising, when he was run over by Israeli soldiers who were chasing protesters. Both were transferred to Rafidia Public Hospital in Nablus for necessary treatment.

Other protesters, including medics, suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation.

The Jerusalem Press identified the Palestinian injured by a steel round as Ayoub Hamyal, 32, and added that a paramedic from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) suffered the effects of tear-gas inhalation.

It also noted that the concussion grenades and tear-gas canisters started fires in some areas of agricultural fields.

Palestinian factions called for demonstrations to confront the attempts by illegal Israeli settlers to expropriate Palestinian land.

Local official, Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of monitoring Israeli colonial activities in the area, told WAFA that Israeli colonists set up 6 tents in Jabal Sbeih area, near Beita village, in an apparent prelude to seize Palestinian-owned land, to establish a new illegal settlement outpost.

~ WAFA, Jerusalem Press

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