Dozens of Palestinians suffocated by Israeli tear gas in anti-annexation protest

Days of Palestine – Qalqiliya – Israeli occupation forces Friday afternoon opened fire at Palestinians protesting against Israel’s annexation move in Kafr Qaddum town, east of Qalqiliya city, according to a local activist.

Coordinator of the Local Popular Resistance Committee Murad Ishtiwi said that Israeli occupation troops fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets towards protestors marching against Israel’s illegal move to annex large swaths of the West Bank, causing dozens to suffocate.

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All the suffocation cases received treatment at the scene.

Benjamin Netanyahu has declared many times his willingness to annex the illegal colonial settlements besides to the Jordan Valley, a fertile strip of land running west along the Jordan River, which is home of some 65,000 Palestinians and makes up approximately 30 percent of the West Bank.

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The annexation move is based on the US-touted Mideast plan, dubbed deal of the century, which in fact endorses Israel’s longstanding policy of permanent occupation, colonialism and apartheid over the Palestinian people.

The annexation of Palestinian territory occupied in 1967 is illegal under international law, and it would put much of the occupied West Bank under Israeli sovereignty, leaving only a few small pockets of densely populated Palestinian bantustans.

(Source / 11.07.2020)

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