At least 46 Palestinian protesters sustained injuries today when Israeli occupation forces attacked two anti-settlement protests in the villages of Beita and Beit Dajan, in the occupied West Bank province of Nablus, according to medical sources.
A spokesperson for the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) in Nablus said five Palestinian protesters sustained injuries by Israeli rubber-coated rounds during the protest in Beita, while three others were injured due to falling on the ground while being chased by Israeli soldiers in the village. Dozens of protesters also suffered suffocation from tear gas inhalation.
Pictures| Israeli forces destroy roads leading to Jabal Sabih in Beita https://t.co/8sSDMWehek
— Joe Catron (@jncatron) September 17, 2021
In Beit Dajan village, two protesters sustained injuries from rubber-coated rounds fired at them by the Israeli occupation soldiers, while many others suffered suffocation from tear gas inhalation.
For over six months, the village of Beita has been witnessing almost daily protests against Israel’s construction of an illegal settlement outpost near the village, called Evaytar.
At the end of the video when asked where he was shot, the reply came “In his head”. I recently casually visited the village of Beita in occupied Palestine and as you can see, even on arrival they were defending the mountain from the illegal Israeli occupation forces & settlers. pic.twitter.com/ZZgCgcfmgY
— Farah Nabulsi (@farah_nabulsi) September 16, 2021
Although the Israeli occupation authorities evacuated the colonial settlers who resided in the outpost for nearly two months, Israel has kept the site under its control and does not allow Palestinians to access their lands there.
At least six Palestinians have been killed by Israeli gunfire during the ongoing protests in Beita over the past few months.
(Palestine Chronicle, WAFA, Social Media)