18 Wounded in Clashes with Israeli Soldiers in Palestine

At least 18 Palestinians and international solidarity movement activists have been injured during clashes with Israeli soldiers in several West Bank areas.

The clashes erupted during the weekly demonstrations that the Palestinians arrange in the West Bank against the separation wall that Israel builds there and against the Israeli expansion of settlements.

During the clashes, the Israeli soldiers fire tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and live ammunition, burning three houses in the village of al-Nabi Salleh, near Ramallah.

According to the sources, 15 Palestinians are injured, one of them seriously. Witnesses also say that the soldiers seized one of the houses in the village and hold three women and an old man inside.

The witnesses said that the soldiers told the house owners that they will stay in the house for 45 days for security reasons.

Meanwhile, two more Palestinians are injured, including a child, and dozens inhale tear gas during the clashes that erupte between the Palestinians and the Israeli soldiers in the village of Bel’ein, west of Ramallah.

Medics say that a foreign activist, holding the French nationality, is injured during the demonstration organized by the Palestinian Popular Committee to resist the wall and settlements near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

The demonstrators wave Palestinian flags and chant slogans against the confiscation of Palestinian lands for expansion of settlements.

Every week, and over the past six years, the Palestinians backed by foreign and Israeli peace activists organize demonstrations and protests against the wall that Israel builds on the West Bank lands and against its settlement activities.




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