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Injuries confirmed as Israeli forces crack down on anti-land-pillage protest east of Nablus

NABLUS, Friday, September 30, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today cracked down on an anti-land-pillage protest in Beit Dajan town, east of Nablus, according medical sources.

Israeli forces used fatal violence to disperse a rally to defend Palestinian-owned land threatened with confiscation, east of the town, opening fire towards the participants.

The Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) medics confirmed that the gun-toting soldiers intensively used tear gas canisters to disperse the participants, hitting one by a bomb in the hand, another by a bomb in the foot and causing others to suffocate.

Palestinians across in the territories occupied since 1967 and the rest of Historic Palestine have been rising up against decades of Israeli settler- colonialism and apartheid. The villagers of Beit Dajan have not only been protesting decades of Israeli oppression, but also intensified Israeli land pillage of their land.

Israeli forces have erected colonial settlement outpost atop Mount Al-Arma, north of Beita as the mount enjoys a strategic location as they overlook the Jordan Valley, a fertile strip of land running west along the Jordan River which makes up approximately 30% of the West Bank.

Seizing the two hilltops represents a panoptical defensive tool as they would grant the Israeli occupation with a panoramic view over the Jordan Valley and the whole district of Nablus. This is why the Israeli occupation authorities have assigned them a place in its settlement expansion project.

The construction of the two colonial outposts atop Mount Sabih, south of Beita, and Mount Al-Arma, north of the town, besides to a bypass road to the west is an Israeli measure to push Palestinian villages and towns into crowded enclaves, ghettos, surrounded by walls, settlements and military installations, and disrupt their geographic contiguity with other parts of the West Bank.

The number of settlers living in Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law has jumped to over 700,000 and colonial settlement expansion has tripled since the signing of Oslo Accords in 1993.

Israel’s nation-state law, passed in July 2018, enshrines Jewish supremacy, and states that building and strengthening the colonial settlements is a “national interest.”


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