Days of Palestine

Saturday, April 1

IOF injures Palestinian citizens in West Bank protests

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Days Of Palestine – West Bank

Violent clashes broke out on Friday between Palestinian protesters and Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in al-Khalil and Qalqilya in the West Bank.

Local sources said that a number of Palestinians were injured by IOF rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters, including a journalist, during protests in Surif town in al-Khalil.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said that journalist Mu'ath Amarneh was shot with a rubber-coated metal bullet in the eye. He was transferred to a local hospital for treatment but doctors couldn't save his eye.

Dozens of Palestinian citizens marched in Surif to protest land seizure by the Israeli authorities in favor of settlement construction.

Meanwhile, confrontations flared up in Kafr Qaddum in Qalqilya after the IOF violently quelled the weekly demonstration in the town.

Activist Murad Shtewi said that the IOF showered the peaceful demonstrators with tear gas canisters, stun grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets.

Dozens of Palestinians choked on tear gas and were treated in the field, he added.