Illegal Israeli settlers attacked, on Sunday, a tree-planting event which was attended by Palestinian activists near Burqa village, northwest of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official.
The official in charge of documenting the illegal settlement activities in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) that dozens of illegal colonists, under the full protection from soldiers, attacked the people at the tree-planting ceremony on the occasion of Palestinian Martyrs’ Day (January 7).
Daghlas stated that the settlers, who came from the illegal Shavei Shomron colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands, attacked the participants of the event, which included activists, journalists and local residents.
After the settler invasion, the Palestinians who protested were showered with tear gas canisters, causing many to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.
Quds News Network reported that soldiers opened heavy fire with tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel rounds, striking one young man in the back with a steel round.
According to The Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, Palestine TV reporter Rima Al-Amla, seen in the photo below, was attacked by the army and the colonialists.
Photo from The Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission
Video from QNN
Watch | A #Palestinian young man was hit in the back with an Israeli rubber-coated round while trying to confront a group of Israeli settlers backed by army who were attacking the village of Burqa, north of the occupied West Bank, today. pic.twitter.com/lRboH0QIIL
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) January 9, 2022
Video from Palestine TV