Days of Palestine

Israeli Forces Suppress Palestinian Protest in Negev; Many Injured

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Days of Palestine – Negev

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) used on Thursday brutal force to suppress a demonstration in the Negev region in occupied lands in 1948; Several peaceful Palestinian protesters were injured, a human rights center said.

Hundreds of Palestinians in the Negev staged protests against their land confiscation by the Jewish National Fund.

In a statement, Adalah, the legal center for Arab minority rights in occupied lands, said that the Israeli occupation forces, disguised in Arab clothes, also arrested a large number of demonstrators.

IOF used sound bombs, rubber bullets, and tear gas to disperse people, causing several injuries, according to the statement.

It said that Palestinians in the Negev had obtained prior permission from the ‘occupation police’ to organize the demonstration.

The IOF dispersed Thursday’s demonstration before it could start, the statement added.
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The IOF did not reveal the exact number of demonstrators detained.

The number of Palestinian citizens in the Negev region is estimated at 300,000, living on 5 percent of their land, 95 percent of which they say is confiscated by the Israeli occupation since 1948.