2 martyred in anti-Israeli rallies across West Bank

2 martyred in anti-Israeli rallies across West Bank
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:53:33

Two Palestinians have been killed and dozens injured across the West Bank as Israeli forces have opened fire on thousands of demonstrators protesting in solidarity with the victims of Israeli atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip.

On Friday night, thousands took part in rallies in Beit Lahm, Tulkarem, Jenin, Nablus, Salfit, and dozens of other towns and villages across the West Bank that were called for by all Palestinian parties and factions.

The rallies come after a day of heavy protests across the West Bank, with six deaths as thousands took part in a "Day of Rage" following the largest protest since the Second Intifada on Thursday which brought more than 20,000 to a march at Qalandia checkpoint.

In Jenin, around 10,000 took part in a protest rally that led to the Jalame checkpoint north of the city.

Ali Zakarana, a PLO spokesman, said that among the 30 injured were a number of individulas with dangerous wounds in the eye and the chest that had been taken to hospitals in Nablus.

In Beit Lahm around 3,000 took part in a demonstration against the Israeli assault beginning at Manger Square and ending in the area of Rachel's Tomb, where the separation wall passes through the northern neighborhoods of the city.

At least two were injured and dozens suffered from excessive gas inhalation during the clashes, which broke out late Friday and continued into the early hours on Saturday.

Thousands also took part in a rally in Nablus launched from Beit Dajan, east of the city, as well as in Beit Furik, where clashes broke out at Bita checkpoint.

Tens of thousands have taken part in protests held across the West Bank in the last two weeks as an Israeli assault on Gaza martyred more than 860 people.


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