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Israeli forces suppress weekly march in Ramallah-district village

RAMALLAH, December 1, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday suppressed a weekly march in Nilin village, west of Ramallah, causing a number of Palestinians to suffocate, said an activist.

Mohammad Amireh, a local anti-settlement activist, said that Palestinians performed Friday prayers in their olive groves, south of the village, expressing their condemnation of the killing of a Palestinian farmer by Israeli Jewish settlers in Nablus-district village of Qusra.

Protestors raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans condemning the killing and stressing the importance of resisting Israeli occupation.

Israeli forces deployed in the area, he added, fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters at protestors, causing several to suffer from excessive tear gas inhalation.

Israeli Jewish settlers Thursday trespassed on the field of Mahmoud Odeh, 48, near Qusra before shooting him dead and injuring Fayez Hasan, 47, in the leg.

Nilin is one of the most active Palestinian villages in terms of organizing weekly Friday peaceful marches against the Israeli policies of land grab, settlement and wall construction as residents have often been met with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and concussion bombs from Israeli forces.  

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