Clashes in Ramallah, Palestinians injured by IOF

RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM — Violent clashes flared up on Tuesday afternoon between Palestinian university students and the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at Beit El checkpoint, north of Ramallah city.

Eyewitnesses said that a number of students suffered breathing difficulties after they were attacked by the IOF with teargas canisters and sound bombs.

The student movement of Birzeit University on Tuesday organized a demonstration toward Beit El in protest at Israel’s Jewish nation-state law and Khan al-Ahmar demolition.

The Palestinian territories on Monday witnessed a general strike in all sectors, in addition to mass demonstrations and protests against the new law.

Israel’s Jewish nation-state law defines the land of Palestine as the national home of the Jewish people where they exercise their natural, cultural, religious and historical right to self-determination.

The law stipulates that the state’s language is Hebrew, and that the Arabic language has a “special status” in the state.

It also says that the state will be open for Jewish immigration and the ingathering of exiles, encourages Jewish settlement, and views it as a national value.

(Source / 03.10.2018)

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