Israeli Forces Suppress Rally near Nablus, Injure Two Protesters

Two Palestinians were injured from military gunfire as Israeli forces today afternoon suppressed an anti-settlement rally in Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus city.

Member of the Popular Committee for Land Defense, Salim Abu Jaish, said that a large Israeli military force violently dispersed the participants of the rally. The protest was called for to defend Palestinian-owned land threatened with confiscation.

Israeli soldiers opened fire toward the participants, hitting one with a live round and another with a rubber-coated steel bullet in their feet. Both casualties were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

Dozens of participants were treated on the scene from the effects of tear gas suffocation.

Beit Dajan has become a scene for weekly protests against the Israeli authorities’ move to construct new Jewish settlements and expand existing ones at the expense of Palestinian territory.

 

Source: The Palestine Chronicle