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Israeli forces injure Palestinian protesters in occupied West Bank

Palestinian protesters rush for cover from smoke and teargas during clashes with Israeli forces following a demonstration against the expansion of settlements near the village of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on January 8, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

Israeli forces have injured a number of Palestinians taking part in protests against Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

On Friday, Israeli forces clashed with protesters taking part in weekly demonstrations against the Tel Aviv regime’s land grab policies in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the the occupied West Bank.

Every Friday, Palestinians organize anti-settlement protests in a number of villages and towns in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli troops use force to disperse the protesters. Some Palestinians sustain bullet wounds, while others suffer breathing difficulties due to inhaling tear gas.

Residents of Kafr Qaddum regularly hold weekly protest rallies against the Israeli occupation.

More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.

The United Nations Security Council has condemned Israel’s settlement activities in the occupied territories in several resolutions.

Emboldened by the anti-Palestine policies of US President Donald Trump, Israel has stepped up its settlement expansion activities in defiance of Security Council Resolution 2334, which pronounces settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds “a flagrant violation under international law.”

Palestinians want the West Bank as part of a future independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital.

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