Israeli occupation forces Tuesday crushed with force a peaceful Palestinian protest against land grab in order to build an illegal industrial settlement affecting several northern West Bank villages.
Sources said that the Israeli occupation soldiers attacked the protesters firing teargas at them and beating them up in an effort to crush their protest at a road that links the three villages of Jabara, al-Ras, and Shoufa, south and east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarm, where Israel plans to build an illegal industrial settlement.
The Israeli occupation forces attacked participants in the protest organized by local nationalist forces and the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission. Journalists covering the event were also attacked and prevented from filming it.
The Israeli forces set up checkpoints on roads leading to the protest area and stopped activists attempting to reach it and prevented them from continuing on the road.
Tulkarm Governor Issam Abu Bakr, who participated in the protest, said this activity will continue until this settlement project, which is a threat to Tulkarm because it separates it from nearby Qalqilya governorate and other towns, is stopped.
Head of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, Walid Assaf, who also took part in the protest, warned that this project, if allowed, will restrict the movement of people in the area, not to mention its impact on the environment.
He said the protest activities will continue in order to defeat this project and other illegal Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories.
“I can’t breathe” ، Palestinian version!
An Israeli soldier kneeling on a Palestinian elderly neck without any mercy, just like the George Floyd who died after being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Footage of the arrest on 25 May shows a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck while he was pinned to the floor.
This footage is repeated in the occupied territories by the Israeli occupation.
(Source / 02.09.2020)