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Israeli forces teargas Palestinian protesters

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Israeli forces aim at Palestinian protesters during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel on April 29, 2016 in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank. (AFP photo)

Scores of Palestinians have been injured as Israeli forces attacked weekly protests in the occupied West Bank.

On Friday, Israeli forces fired teargas at a weekly protest against the occupation and the separation wall in Bil'in village, west of Ramallah city, leaving tens of Palestinians and foreign activists suffering breathing problem.

The forces also fired rubber-coated bullets to suppress the peaceful protest.

The Israeli forces also attacked weekly protests in Ni'lin town as well as the town of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya city.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said 39 Palestinians suffered teargas inhalation and three others were shot and injured with rubber-coated steel bullets in Kafr Qaddum.

Residents of Kafr Qaddum hold weekly protest rallies to express their anger at the illegal Israeli settlements as well as the construction of a separation wall that snakes across the occupied West Bank, isolating large swathes of Palestinian territories.

More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories in the West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in 1967.

The UN and most countries regard the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were seized by Israel in the 1967 war and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied lands.

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