NABLUS, Friday, March 17, 2023 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday afternoon quelled an anti-land-pillage rally in Beit Dajan village, east of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, causing a dozen to suffocate, according to WAFA correspondent.
Israeli forces used fatal violence to disperse a rally to defend Palestinian-owned land threatened with confiscation, east of the town, to make room for the construction of a colonial settlement outpost.
Director of the Red Crescent Society Ahmad Jibril said that the soldiers showered protestors with volleys of concussion grenades and tear gas canisters, causing a dozen to suffocate from excessive tear gas inhalation.
He added that all the suffocation cases were treated as the scene.
Palestinians across Historic Palestine have been rising up against decades of Israeli settler- colonialism and apartheid.
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.”