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Israeli forces crackdown on anti-settlement protest northeast of Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Friday, December 18, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today cracked down on an anti-settlement protest in al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah, according to local source.

They said that Israeli soldiers violently dispersed the participants of the rally called for to defend Ras al-Tin area against being seized to make room for the construction of a new Israeli colonial settlement outpost.

Under the protection of soldiers, Israeli settler opened fire towards the journalists who came to cover the rally to Ras al-Tin area, which is part of the nearby village of Kafr Malik. No injuries were reported though.

It is worth noting that Israeli forces shot and killed 15-year-old Ali Abu Alia, hitting him with a live bullet in the abdomen as he participated in the weekly demonstration in al-Mughayyer village on Friday, December 4.

He was standing among the crowds when an Israeli soldier shot him in the abdomen, killing him on his 15th birthday.

Israeli settlers have recently commenced the construction of the new colonial settlement outpost in Ras al-Tin area, and prevented the villagers and shepherds from reaching the area.

Settlers are also attempting to demolish the school in the area, constructed with funding from the European Union, in preparation to force the Palestinian Bedouin community from this area.

K.F.

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