At least 52 Palestinians were injured as Israeli occupation forces attacked several Palestinian marches in the occupied West Bank cities of Nablus and Qalqilia on Friday, January 27.
Dozens of Palestinians in Beita, Beit Dajan, and Kafr Qaddoum towns joined in rallies to protest against the Israeli settlements’ expansions. Israeli forces quelled the protests which triggered confrontations.
According to the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC), 52 Palestinians, who joined the peaceful rallies, sustained injuries from the Israeli attacks in the afternoon as Israeli troops fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets.
Forty Palestinians in Beita and three in Beit Dajan suffered tear gas inhalation. Meanwhile, three others sustained injuries from Israeli rubber-coated metal bullets in Kafr Qaddoum, according to the PRC.
Earlier Friday, tens of Palestinians took part in marches in Beit Dajan to protest against Israel’s confiscation of their lands.
In a related development, Palestinians in the Jabal Subaih area in Beita performed Friday prayers on their lands threatened with confiscation by Israel.
Confrontations broke out since Israeli troops targeted and injured the Palestinians with rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas grenades.
In occupied Jerusalem, Israeli forces attacked Palestinians following the funeral of Yousef Muhaisan, injuring several.
Israeli forces killed Muhaisan, 22, on Thursday in the Jerusalem town of Al-Ram during a protest held to denounce the Israeli crimes in Jenin.
On Fridays, Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank join in anti-settlement marches to protest against the Israeli settlements’ expansion, which swallowed mass areas of their lands.
The right-wing Israeli new government aims at expanding settlement in the occupied West Bank, which Palestinians reject and protest against. The new government has announced multiple settlement projects since the start of 2022.