RAMALLAH, Friday, February 24, 2023 (WAFA) – Two Palestinians Friday afternoon sustained gunshot injuries as Israeli forces quelled an anti-settlement rally in Rammun village, east of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to security sources.
They said that Israeli forces violently dispersed a rally protesting the recent takeover of a large tract of the village’s land by Israeli settlers and turning it into settler-only pastures.
The gun-toting soldiers showered the rally participants with tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets, hitting one by a rubber-coat steel bullet in the hand and causing dozens others to suffocate.
They beat another participant ferociously, inflicting bruises across his face.
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 800,000 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.”