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Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, a nonviolent procession against the illegal colonialist activities, in Beit Dajan village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Media sources said a large military force, accompanied by a bulldozer, invaded the village, and attacked the protesters, just as they started marching towards Palestinian lands Israel intends to illegal annex.

The soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The soldiers also assaulted one Palestinian, identified as Khairi Hannoun, causing cuts and bruises.

In addition, the soldiers closed the nearby Beit Forik military roadblock, and prevented the Palestinians from reaching the town.

In related news, the illegal Israeli colonists installed barns and tens on the Palestinian lands, in the eastern area of Beit Dajan, in addition to bulldozing lands and preparing new roads near the al-Hamra outpost, which was built on private Palestinian lands near the village.

The residents fear that the colonists are preparing for a new outpost, which would also lead to further theft of their lands.