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Occupation forces attack weekly protests in Deir Jarir, Kafr Qaddum

Occupation forces attack weekly protests in Deir Jarir, Kafr Qaddum
Israeli occupation forces fire teargas at Palestinian protesters in Deir Jarir, January 22, 2021 (WAFA Images)

Friday, January 22, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters taking part in the weekly nonviolent anti-settlements protests in the villages of Deir Jarir and Kafr Qaddum in the occupied West Bank, witnesses told WAFA.

In Deir Jarir, northeast of Ramallah, several Palestinian protesters sustained suffocation from teargas when Israeli occupation forces fired teargas and rubber-coated rounds at them while taking part in the weekly nonviolent protest against Israel's plan to build a new settlement outpost in the area.

The village has been a frequent target of recurrent attacks by Israeli occupation forces and colonial settlers over the past few months.

Meanwhile, at least one Palestinian was injured when Israeli occupation forces attacked the weekly protest against colonial Israeli settlements, which took place in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near the city of Qalqilia in the occupied West Bank.

Morad Shtewi, an official in charge of the popular resistance file in the village, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated rounds and teargas at the protesters, injuring one of them in the hand. He was moved to hospital for treatment. Others also sustained suffocation from gas inhalation, and were treated at the scene by local medics.


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