Soldiers Invade Beit Ummar

14 Jul
10:16 PM

Palestinian residents of the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar confronted Israeli soldiers who stormed into the town, today, according to a local activist.

Mohammad Awad told WAFA that, after the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in the town, residents pelted them with stones.

The soldiers fired back with a heavy barrage of teargas and rubber-coated metal bullets, causing several suffocation cases which were treated on the location.

Awad said the protests took place in a part of the town close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmi Tsur, built on expropriated Beit Ummar land.

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Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (chris@imemc.org)

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