Days of Palestine - Salfit
Israeli occupation forces today attacked dozens of Palestinian farmers and activists who were planting trees in Khallet Hassan, west of Bidya town, west of the city of Salfit, and fired teargas canisters and stun grenades at them to force them to leave the area.
Walid Assaf, head of the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission, said that soldiers fired teargas canisters and charged the activists while they were planting trees in Bidya, causing several suffocation cases and bruises.
He said a settler had set up a caravan on Bidya land with the purpose to establish a settlement outpost as residents and activists intervened to prevent the stealing of the land.
The soldiers intervened to protect the settler by preventing the Palestinian landowners from reaching and planting their lands, said Assaf.
Assaf said: "We will do whatever is necessary and by all means to prevent the establishment of the settlement outpost and kick out the settlers from this place."