NABLUS, Saturday, June 26, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces on Saturday evening attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters taking part in the ongoing protests in the village of Beita, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, against Israel’s construction of a colonial outpost near the village.
Several injuries were reported as a result of the Israeli military attack on the protesters, according to medical and local sources.
The residents of Beita and the surrounding villages have been holding weekly Friday rallies to protest the construction of the new colonial settlement of Givat Eviatar atop Jabal Sabih as well as the seizure of lands belonging to the villagers of Beita, Huwarra, and Za’tara to inaugurate a new settler-only bypass road.
Israeli occupation forces have used fatal violence to disperse the rallies, killing five Palestinians from the town and injuring over 618 others in almost a month.
In addition to Mount Sabih, Israeli forces have erected another colonial settlement outpost atop Mount Al-Arma, north of Beita, a few months ago, as both mounts enjoy a strategic location as they overlook the Jordan Valley, a fertile strip of land running west along the Jordan River which makes up approximately 30% of the West Bank.