RAMALLAH, Friday, March 17, 2023 (WAFA) – At least a Palestinian today sustained a gunshot injury as Israeli forces violently cracked down on an anti-colonial-settlement rally in Al-Lubban Al-Gharbi village, west of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to local sources.
They said that the occupation soldiers used brutal force to quell the rally called for in defense of the villagers’ land at the imminent risk of takeover to make room for the construction of a new colonial settlement outpost.
The soldiers targeted the participants with rubber-coated steel bullets and concussion grenades, hitting one by grenade shrapnel.
Other media sources said that several Palestinians, solidarity activists and journalists were injured.
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.”