Casualties, arrests during IOF quelling of West Bank marches

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RAMALLAH, (PIC) – Several Palestinians were injured on Friday during clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in the villages of Kafr Malik, east of Ramallah, Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, and Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya.

In Ramallah, IOF quelled a march against settlement activity in Kafr Malik, and several Palestinian citizens were injured.

Local sources reported that IOF stationed at the eastern entrance to the village, and prevented citizens, activists and landowners from accessing the Ein Samia area, which is threatened by settlement, to participate in the weekly march.

Clashes broke out at the eastern entrance and three young men were injured with rubber-coated metal bullets and dozens of people suffered breathing difficulty.

In Nablus, IOF quelled a march on lands threatened with seizure, in Beit Dajan village, east of the city. 7 citizens were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets and dozens of people suffered breathing problems.

Local sources reported that the IOF raided several homes in Beit Dajan and arrested four citizens.

IOF soldiers were deployed in the threatened area while the Palestinian participants raised Palestinian flags amid chants demanding the end of the occupation and the removal of the settlement outpost that was established on their lands.

In Jenin, IOF arrested Muhannad Zakarneh from Deir Ghazala town and two leaders in Hamas: Abd al-Jabbar Jarrar and Sheikh Ibrahim Taher Nawahza. IOF also arrested Samer Mustafa Jaradat and the released prisoner Muhammad Shihab and summoned his brother, the ex-prisoner Faraj al-Sanouri for an interview next Monday. 

Meanwhile, IOF broke into the squares of Hugo Chavez Hospital in Turmusaba, east of Ramallah.

In Bethlehem, the IOF soldiers arrested on Thursday night a young man from Doheisheh refugee camp, south of Bethlehem.

Local sources said that IOF stationed at the junction of the Gush Etzion settlement complex and arrested Khaled Farraj, 32, after he was taken from a vehicle.

Clashes also broke out in Qalqilya with IOF soldiers in the weekly town of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya in the northern West Bank. Local sources reported that a young man was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet in his head and dozens of people suffered breathing problems.

For the tenth year in a row, the weekly anti-settlement marches continue to demand the opening of the main road of Kafr Qaddum town which the IOF closed for settlement expansion.

(Source / 27.11.2020)

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