NABLUS, Friday, March 18, 2022 (WAFA) – Several Palestinians were lightly injured today by the Israeli occupation army during the weekly anti-occupation protest in the village of Beita, in the occupied West Bank province of Nablus, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC).
Ahmad Jibril, a PRC spokesman, told WAFA that Israeli occupation soldiers fired rubber-coated rounds, stun grenades and teargas at the protesters in Beita, injuring at least one protester with a live bullet in his hand of them by live fire and causing many others to suffocate from teargas. All of them were treated at the scene.
Meantime, a Palestinian protester was injured by live Israeli bullets during similar clashes with the Israeli occupation army in downtown Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank.
For near nearly ten 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 last year, Israeli settlers vacated 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.