Israeli occupation forces attacked the Palestinian marches of Beit Dajan and Beita in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus and injured at least 21 protesters on Friday, January 13.
Dozens of Palestinians in Beita and Beit Dajan 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, 4 pro-Palestine activists, who joined the peaceful rally, were reported injured in the afternoon as Israeli troops fired tear gas canisters.
Earlier Friday, the Palestinian activist Naser Abu Jeesh stated that tens of Palestinians took part in marches in Beit Dajan to protest against Israel’s confiscation of their lands.
Abu Jeesh added that the occupation forces fired tear gas and stun grenades against the protesters. Dozens suffered breathing problems as a result.
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 the protesters with rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas grenades.
Medical sources reported earlier on Friday that ten Palestinians in Beit Dajan and three others in Beita suffered tear gas inhalation after IOF suppressed both marches.
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.