Report 20 Palestinians injured in new Israeli crackdown |  News

Israeli occupation forces staged another episode of repression this Friday, leaving at least 20 Palestinians injured, who demonstrated against the construction of illegal settlements in the city of Beita and the village of Beit Dajan, to the south and east of the city. Nablus, occupied West Bank.


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According to local media, the protesters expressed their rejection against the construction of the new colonial settlement of Givat Eviatar on the top of Jabal Sabih (Sabih mountain), near Beita; as well as in opposition to the seizure of lands belonging to the villagers of Beita, Huwarra, and Za’tara, which were allocated to a new ring road exclusively for settlers.

The director of the Emergency Department of the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) in Nablus, Ahmad Jibril, explained that a Palestinian was injured by a rubber-coated steel bullet; while another 14 experienced asphyxia by inhalation of tear gas; They were joined by another seven attended by doctors from the People’s Republic of China who practice in that area.

These episodes of repression in Beita have intensified in the last month, in which the deaths of eight Palestinian civilians have been reported, while more than 620 have been injured. A town to which is added the occupation of the region of Mount Al-Arma, since both Mount Al-Arma and Sabih have a strategic location and vision over the Jordan Valley, a fertile strip that represents about 30 percent of the occupied West Bank.

Hence the strong interest of the Zionist regime to expand its illegal settlements in these enclaves, displacing the Palestinian population to other sites and congested ghettos.

The number of Israeli settlers who illegally and contrary to the norms of International Law occupy the occupied Palestinian territories amounts to more than 700,000; in addition to tripling the number of settlements on Palestinian soil since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993.

As an argument, the Zionist regime contemplates in its nation-state law which enshrines Jewish supremacy that “the construction and strengthening of colonial settlements constitutes a matter of national interest.”

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