TUBAS, Saturday, July 31, 2021 (WAFA) – A Palestinian protester was injured by a rubber-coated steel rounds and others sustained suffocation from teargas today, as Israeli occupation forces attacked an anti-colonization protest near the town of Tayasir in the occupied West Bank district of Tubas.
The protest, called for by the Palestinian Authority’s Colonization Resistance Commission, saw protesters demonstrating at an Israeli military checkpoint east of the town and chanting slogans against Israel’s colonial settlement enterprise and plans to annex the Jordan Valley to Israeli sovereignty.
Attacks by colonial Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians in the area witnessed a spike in recent weeks, with Israeli settlers erecting a new colonial outpost near the checkpoint where the protest took place today.
The protesters and organizers of the protest confirmed that their struggle will continue until Israel removes the new outpost, set up last week.
Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal in international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention which prohibits the relocation of the people of the occupying country to the land of the occupied state.