Israeli occupation forces IOF suppressed several Palestinian marches in the occupied West Bank, injuring dozens of protesters on Friday, April 28, 2023.
According to local sources, the Israeli forces quelled protesters who participated in anti-settlement protests in the occupied West Bank cities of Qalqilia and Nablus.
Media sources reported that dozens of Palestinians suffered tear gas inhalation as Israeli occupation forces attacked protesters in Qaryout village, south of Nablus.
In addition, the Israeli forces suppressed the weekly march of Beit Dajan. five Palestinians were shot by Israeli rubber-coated metal bullets.
Furthermore, Israeli troops shot and critically injured a Palestinian youth during confrontations in Taqu town, southeast of occupied Bethlehem.
In a related incident, Israeli occupation forces opened fire and tear gas grenades at Palestinians, including journalists, after attacking the Kafr Qaddoum march in occupied Qalqilia.
The sources pointed out that Israeli troops attacked and injured the Palestinian journalist Mohammed Enaya while covering the Kafr Qaddoum march in Qalqilia.
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 2023.