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Israeli forces injure six Palestinians during West Bank protests


RAMALLAH, Friday, June 05, 2020 (WAFA) – At least six Palestinians were injured today by Israeli forces‘ gunfire and many others suffocated from gas inhalation, during protests condemning Israeli government‘s plan to annex territory in the occupied West Bank to its sovereignty.

In Tubas district, northeast of the West Bank, at least one Palestinian man was injured in the head, as Israeli forces cracked down on dozens of civilians who were marching in the village of Atouf in condemnation of the planned Israeli move. The man was moved to hospital for treatment.

In Qalqilia district, Israeli forces fired rubber-coated rounds and stun grenades and Palestinians who were protesting in the village of Kafr Qaddum against the planned Israeli annexation, injuring four of them with rubber-coated rounds.

In Nablus, dozens of Palestinians performed Friday prayer outdoors in the village of Qusin and participated in an olive-planting event to express their rejection of the Israeli plan to annex territory in the West Bank. The protesters were met with heavy Israeli crackdown as soldiers fired stun grenades and teargas canisters at them, injuring at least one man in his chest.

Similar protests also took place at many points of friction with Israeli troops in other areas in the occupied West Bank.



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