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Israel breaks up West Bank demonstration, injuring four

Palestinians across West Bank stage anti-settlement marches, demonstrations each Friday

Qais Abu Samra   | 17.05.2019
Israel breaks up West Bank demonstration, injuring four


At least four Palestinian demonstrators were injured Friday when Israeli troops violently dispersed an anti-settlement protest in the northern West Bank, according to a local activist.

Murad Ishteiwi, a popular resistance activist in the town of Kafr Qaddum west of the city of Nablus, told Anadolu Agency that Israeli troops had dispersed the demonstration with teargas and rubber bullets.

According to the activist, four protesters sustained injuries from rubber bullets while dozens of others suffered the effects of excessive teargas.

Every Friday, Palestinians in villages and towns across the West Bank stage demonstrations and marches to protest Israel’s policy of illegal settlement-building.

According to estimates, some 650,000 settlers currently live on 164 Jewish-only settlements built illegally throughout the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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