NABLUS, Friday, August 20, 2021 (WAFA) – At least thirteen Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire today as the Israeli occupation army cracked down on hundreds of protesters as they resumed protests in the village of Beita, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, against Israel’s construction of an illegal settlement outpost near the village.
The Palestinian Red Crescent (PPS) said of the thirteen injuries, a Palestinian sustained injury by live bullets, while the remaining 12 were injured by rubber-coated rounds.
For over four months, the village of Beita has been witnessing almost daily protests against Israel’s construction of an illegal settlement outpost near the village, called Evaytar.
Although the Israeli occupation authorities evacuated the colonial settlers who resided in the outpost for nearly two months, Israel has kept the site under its control and does not allow Palestinians to access their lands there.
At least six Palestinians have been killed by Israeli gunfire during the ongoing protests in Beita over the past few months.