Hundreds protest in solidarity with Gaza across West Bank

Hundreds protest in solidarity with Gaza across West Bank
Sat Aug 23, 2014 08:40:43

Hundreds of Palestinians have taken part in protest rallies across the West Bank to show solidarity with the besieged Gaza Strip which remains under a brutal assault by the Israeli military.

At least two were injured in the protest rallies, which took place in Kafr Qaddum, Beit Iksa, Masara, Bilin, and Nabi Saleh, in addition to an earlier march in Beit-Lahm, where one Palestinian was also shot by Zionist forces.

One Palestinian was struck in the head by a tear gas canister fired at high velocity by Israeli forces during clashes in Kafr Qaddum near Qalqiliya.

Dozens also suffered from tear gas inhalation after Zionist troops used it heavily in addition to foul-smelling Skunk water to disperse the protest in support of Gaza.

A Palestinian was shot with a live bullet by Israeli soldiers after clashes broke out in Beit Iksa village northwest of al-Quds.

Clashes began in the village following Friday prayers, as protesters marched towards the village entrance and were met with tear gas and stun grenades by Zionist troops.

A march in al-Masara village south of Bethlehem was also dispersed by Israeli forces. The march set off from the center of the village to support Gazans as well as in support of the campaign to boycott Israeli products.

Protesters held Palestinian flags and chanted national songs, condemning Israeli "crimes against civilians" in Gaza.

Clashes also erupted between Israeli troops and protesters as more than 100 people marched in Bilin village west of Ramallah against the Israeli offensive on Gaza.

Dozens where suffocated by tear-gas canisters fired by Israeli troops to disperse the march, which was attended by dozens of international activists against the occupation as well.

In Nabi Saleh, Israeli forces fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse protesters who tried to march towards lands confiscated by the Zionist authorities.

Israeli forces also imposed a curfew on the village from the early morning and deployed dozens of soldiers in its surroundings as Zionist settlers visited a nearby spring on lands that were recently seized from the village.


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