NABLUS, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 (WAFA) – At least 50 Palestinians were today injured when Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets at them in order to secure a provocative activity for settlers in an area south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.
Thousands of settlers started gathering in the north of the West Bank to take part in a march to the evacuated Homesh settlement located near the villages of Burqa and Bazaria, north of Nablus.
Palestinian residents of the villages confronted the soldiers and settlers, who broke into their villages. The soldiers responded by firing tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at the Palestinians injuring over 50 people, some by rubber bullets, burns after being directly hit by tear gas or sound bomb, but most suffocating from tear gas inhalation.
One of those injured was Palestine TV cameraman, Fadi Yasin, who was hit by a rubber bullet while covering the clashes in Bazaria.
The Israeli army blocked several major northern West Bank roads and restricted the movement of Palestinians in order to secure the area for the provocative procession of the illegal settlers.