Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters, holding sit-in protests in Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers assaulted dozens of Palestinians at the entrance of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.

‘Aahed Resheq, a member of the Regional Council of Fateh movement in Jerusalem, said the Palestinians are protesting the escalating Israeli violations, including the demolition and illegal confiscation of their homes, and the severe restrictions on their freedom of movement.

He added that the Palestinian people will always resist this illegal Israeli occupation, the illegal annexation of their lands, in addition to the confiscation and the demolition of their homes, in addition to the constant violations against them.

He also said that the Palestinians in Jerusalem, especially in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan are facing escalating assaults and violations by the soldiers and the colonialist settlers.

It is worth mentioning that Israel has recently informed many families in Sheikh Jarrah that they must leave their homes, after granting their properties to the illegal colonialist settlers.