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Occupation forces injure six Palestinians protesters in Beita, Kafr Qaddum

NABLUS, Friday, December 31, 2021 (WAFA) – At least six Palestinian were injured today by the Israeli occupation army and many others suffocated from teargas during the weekly clashes in the villages of Beita, Beit Dajan and Kafr Qaddum in the north of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

In Kafr Qaddum, five Palestinian civilians were injured, including a 14-year-old child, by rubber-coated rounds as Israeli occupation soldiers attacked the weekly protest in the village against colonial Israeli settlement activities.

The child was reportedly hit in the chest, and was rushed to a hospital where his condition was described as stable.

In Beita, Israeli occupation soldiers fired live bullets, rubber-coated rounds, stun grenades and teargas at the anti-colonization protesters, injuring one protester and causing seven suffocation cases.

Meantime, about 44 Palestinians sustained suffocation from gas inhalation during clashes with the Israeli occupation army in the village of Beit Dajan.

For nearly seven months, Palestinians from Beita and neighboring villages have been holding almost daily protests against Israel’s construction of an illegal settlement outpost, Evaytar, on Jabal Sabih mount which is adjacent to the village.

Several Palestinian protesters have been killed and dozens wounded by Israeli occupation forces during recurrent clashes over the past five months.

In July, Israeli settlers evacuated the illegal outpost under an agreement with the Israeli government that will allow for the outpost to remain intact and under permanent supervision of the Israeli occupation army, despite its unauthorized construction.

Before leaving, the dozens of Zionist families who had settled there erected a 13-meter-high iron Star of David facing the nearby Palestinian village of Beita with the phrase "We will return" inscribed next to it.


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