Israeli Forces Assault Palestinian Women, Youth

Israeli troops have attacked protesting Palestinian women and youth in the occupied West Bank, injuring six of the demonstrators, say reports.

The attack wounded four women and two youths among the crowd of roughly-200-strong Palestinians who had gathered at the Qalandiya crossing in Jerusalem (al-Quds) in protest at Tel Aviv’s planned settlement expansion, AFP reported.

Four people were also placed under Israeli arrest, the agency added.

The Israel interior ministry recently approved the construction of 1,600 housing units for Jewish settlers in Jerusalem (al-Quds).

The announcement prompted bitter condemnations from sections of the international community.

The demonstrators also demanded that occupied East Jerusalem (al-Quds) be the capital of their future state.

(Press TV)

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