On Friday, 4 Palestinians were injured, and dozens of others suffocated, during clashes with the Israeli army in the northern West Bank.
Local and medical sources told Anadolu Agency that the army used metal bullets and tear gas to disperse weekly marches in separate locations, most notably the towns of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya (north), and Beit Dajan and Beita in Nablus Governorate (north).
In the town of Kafr Qaddum, the coordinator of the Popular Resistance Committees, Murad Shteiwi, said in a statement that 4 citizens were wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets and dozens of others suffocated during the Israeli army’s suppression of the weekly anti-settlement march.
Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that the army used metal bullets and tear gas canisters to disperse a march condemning the settlement in Beit Dajan.
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Field medics told Anadolu Agency that they had dealt with dozens of people suffering from suffocation.
Similar clashes also broke out in the town of Bita, south of Nablus.
Separate areas of the West Bank witness weekly activities rejecting settlement on the contact lines with the Israeli army, which disperses them and pursues demonstrators inside their villages and towns.
According to data from the Israeli human rights movement “Peace Now”, there are about 666,000 settlers, 145 settlements, and 140 random outposts (unlicensed by the Israeli government) in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.