QALQILIYA, Thursday, October 20, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli troops today assaulted Palestine TV crew at the entrance of Azzun town, east of Qalqiliya, according to a crew member.
Palestine TV cameraman, Mohammad Anaya, said that the soldiers brutally assaulted the crew members as the latter were carrying out their journalistic work and filming the military raid into the town.
This came as the soldiers violently quelled a rally protesting the ongoing closure of the town entrance, firing volleys of tear gas canisters and concussion grenades at the participants, causing dozens to suffocate.
The Israeli military has sealed the gate at the town entrance for a week, restricting entry into and exit out of the town.
Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads and various other physical obstructions.
Closures besides to other measures, taken under the guise of security, are intended to entrench Israel’s 55-year-old military occupation of the West Bank and its settler colonial project which it enforces with routine and frequently deadly violence against Palestinians.