BETHLEHEM, Sunday, September 12, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today attacked dozens of Palestinian students who held a protest in the village of Tuqu, in the occupied West Bank province of Hebron, in support of the six Palestinian freedom fighters who last week escaped the Israeli prison of Gilboa, and of whom four were recaptured.
Taysir Abu Mufarreh, mayor of the village, told reporters that the Israeli occupation soldiers attacked the students and dispersed them using teargas canisters and stun grenades. No injuries were reported.
He said the Israeli army shut down the northern entrance to the village with a metal gate.
Meantime, the Israeli occupation forces attacked with teargas dozens of Palestinians who held similar protests in Al-Arroub and Al-Fawwar refugee camps, in Hebron province, causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.
Yesterday, thousands of Palestinians held protests across the occupied West Bank in support of the six Palestinian freedom fighters, especially the four who were recaptured, amid fears of an Israeli retaliation that has already ushered in the repression of hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons.