At least five Palestinians on Friday suffocated from tear gas bombs fired by Israeli forces in the northern occupied West Bank, during a protest to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe), which is annually marked on May 15.
Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that the Israeli army dispersed a protest held by Palestinians in the town of As-Sawiya against a decision by Israeli officials to confiscate lands from the town to expand nearby Jewish settlements.
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Palestinian medical teams in the town said they treated five protesters affected by tear gas.
The residents of As-Sawiya organized demonstrations for a second week to protest the decision.
Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.
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Under international law, Jewish settlements constructed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories constitute a violation of international law and are considered illegal.
(Palestine Chronicle, MEMO, Social Media)