Israeli soldiers shot and injured Palestinian Minister for the Walls and Settlements, in a village near the occupied city of Ramallah whilst taking part in an anti-occupation protest on Thursday.
The Israeli soldiers shot Walid Assaf on Thursday with rubber-coated bullets in the village of Das Karkar in the occupied West Bank.
Walid Assaf, chairman of the Commission against the Wall and Settlements was shot by israeli occupation forces today, in Ras Karkar, where Palestinians have been demonstrating against the israeli stealing of land from the village in order to build a new 'Jewish only' settlement. pic.twitter.com/z7059W2J6c
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Assaf, whose left ear was injured from the attack, said he was taking part in a peaceful protest against Israel’s plans to confiscate land in the Das Karkar village when he was shot, according to Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA.
But Palestinians should continue to take to the streets and protest the settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank, he added.
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Walid Assaf, presidente de la Comisión contra el Muro y los Asentamientos, fue herido este jueves con una bala de acero forrada con goma. pic.twitter.com/LvH5jHWJ1K
— teleSUR TV (@teleSURtv) August 31, 2018
Two of Assaf’s escorts were also injured after being targeted by Israeli bullets.
Israel has occupied the West Bank illegally since 1967, committing various crimes against Palestinian civilians.
The head of "Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission " the minister Walid Assaf was shot in his ear by Zionist…
More than 600,000 Israeli Jews live in settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in constructions considered illegal under international law.
(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, PC, Social Media)