Days of Palestine – Ramallah
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) assaulted and injured Friday dozens of Palestinian civilians after they confronted the settlers’ incursions in separate areas of the West Bank.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that 93 injuries during the confrontations with the occupation in the areas of Nablus, Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, and Kafr Qaddoum, east of Qalqilya.
Local sources reported that the IOF stormed several entrances to the city and villages of Jenin and set up military checkpoints.
They added that the occupation forces also detained 4 young men at the Araba roundabout, south of Jenin.
In Nablus, confrontations erupted between young men and the occupation forces in the vicinity of Jabal Sabih in the town of Beita, after the occupation forces suppressed the weekly protests against settlements and rejected the “Avitar” settlement outpost.
They reported that the protest took place after performing Friday prayers in the vicinity of Jabal Sabih, after which the occupation forces fired a barrage of poisonous gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets, injuring dozens of civilians.
The occupation forces also attacked an anti-settlement activity in the town of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus.
A large force of the occupation army stormed Nab’ Qaryut, south of Nablus, and secured the settlers’ intrusion into the place.
Dozens of citizens went out to confront the settlers’ incursions into Nab’ Qaryut, which led to the outbreak of confrontations, during which the occupation soldiers fired a barrage of rubber bullets and poison gas bombs.
In Kafr Qaddum, confrontations erupted between Palestinian young men and the occupation forces after performing Friday prayers at Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Mosque in the center of Kafr Qaddum, and the weekly march against settlements east of Qalqilya.
The protests headed to the closed western entrance of the village, a neighborhood that the occupation forces suppressed with a barrage of tear gas and rubber-coated metal bullets, while it failed to set up ambushes to arrest the young men participating in the confrontations.
Since the beginning of July 2011, Kafr Qaddoum has witnessed every Friday and Saturday demonstrations demanding the opening of the village street, which was closed by the occupation forces during the Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2003.
In Hebron, photojournalist Mashhour al-Wawah, photographer Iyad Hashlamoun and a number of other solidarity activists were injured when dozens of settlers attacked them with stones in Masafer Yatta.
The occupation forces suppressed an anti-settlement event in the Bir al-Ad area, east of Yatta. The occupation soldiers beat the participants in the event with rifle butts and arrested two foreign solidarity activists.
The occupation also suppressed an event that was launched in the Ain al-Bayda area in Masafer Yatta, after Friday prayers, during which sound bombs, poison gas, and pepper gas were fired at the participants.
Popular activities continue in Masafer Yatta, rejecting the occupation policy of demolishing houses and tents, and notifications of demolition, in an attempt to displace Masafer residents in favor of settlement expansion.