RAMALLAH, Saturday, May 29, 2021 (WAFA) – Three Palestinian civilians were injured with live bullets today when Israeli occupation forces attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters demonstrating in the village of Ni’lin, to the west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, against an Israeli plan to confiscate large swathes of land in the village.
Soldiers reportedly attacked the protesters and opened gunfire at some of them, injuring three Palestinians. They were rushed to hospital for medical treatment.
The occupation soldiers also fired teargas at the protesters causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.
Tensions have run high in the village over the past few weeks as a result of attempts by illegal Israeli settlers to take over large tracts of Palestinian-owned land in the Jabal al-Alem mount, which is adjacent to the village.
There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in Israeli-only colonial settlements across the West Bank in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention which expressly bans the relocation of the occupying nation's civilian population to the land of the occupied.