Occupied Palestine (QNN)- People across the globe took part in protests to denounce the proposed Israeli annexation of parts of the occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank last week.
Civil society movements, including the Palestinian Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS), organized protests in countries such as the US, the UK, Canada, Germany and Spain, among several others.
In occupied Palestine, peaceful demonstrations were organized as well before turning into confrontations with the Israeli army that tried to repress the protests.
Quds News Network@Qudsn_enYesterday, #Palestinians held a weekly protest against Israeli occupation and colonisation in the West Bank village of Hares. Israeli soldiers closed the gate to the village, preventing residents from holding prayers on their land.
Watch | IOF soldiers clashed with stone-throwing Palestinian protesters in the center of Hebron city, south of the occupied West Bank, today.
Yesterday, Palestinians holding Israeli citizenship protested in the Arab village of Ar’ara against Israel’s annexation plan. The small group of protesters faced at least 100 Israeli policemen, and one protester was arrested.
At least 15 Palestinian protesters sustained injuries today during clashes with Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum.
In the village of Bidya in the occupied West Bank, Palestinians performed the weekly Friday prayer outdoors today at a land threatened with illegal confiscation by Israeli authorities.
The PLO-led Palestinian Authority has asked the international community to take effective measures, including sanctions, to prevent Israel from annexing more Palestinian land.
Hamas spokesperson Hazim Qasim said that all Palestinian factions are united against the planned Israeli annexation. He called July 1 the “day of real rage” against Israeli annexation and Trump’s “deal of the century” proposals.
Outside Palestine, protests were organized across the globe in solidarity with the Palestinian cause and rejecting the Israeli annexation plans.
In Toronto, scores turned up on June 29 against the proposed annexation and in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
On Friday, hundreds of Jordanians and Palestinian refugees in Jordan flocked to the US embassy in Amman to protest against Trump’s plan, which allowed ‘Israel’ to annex the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.
Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists protested in Dublin, San Francisco, Athens, Toulouse, Amsterdam, South Korea, St. Louis, London and other spots aroundthe world against the Israeli annexation plan.
Israel’s right wing coalition government had looked set to push ahead with its annexation plans from as early as Wednesday of last week.
It would be a major step in Israel’s decades-long war against Palestinians and their right to exist.
Some 850,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes when Israel was created in 1948. Their expulsion was an act of ethnic cleansing designed to ensure Arabs would be a minority in the new state.
‘Israel’ captured the remaining Palestinian land during the Six Day War of 1967, when it invaded and occupied the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.
Thank to the armed Palestinian resistance, ‘Israel’ dismantled its illegal settlements in the Gaza strip.
It has since left Gaza, instead placing it under siege. But it has refused to give up the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and is constructing huge settlement blocs there directly connected to ‘Israel’.
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