Occupation forces assault international solidarity activist in Al-Khalil

September 18, 2021

WEST BANK - Dozens of citizens, including European activists in solidarity with Palestine, sustained bruises and suffocated, and others were arrested today during the Israeli occupation forces’ suppression of the weekly anti-settlement protest in the village of Al-Tawana in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, Friday, Sept 17.

The occupation forces attacked citizens, international activists, and journalists, and assaulted them while they were marching against settlements, in Masafer Yatta, which is threatened to be seized. The march had a motto of "Let's stand together to defend the truth,” local sources reported.

The occupation soldiers fired stun grenades and tear gas, and beat the participants with rifle butts, causing several bruises, and dozens of suffocations due to inhaling tear gas.

The Palestinian Adam Rabie Al-Harini (38), was hit by a sound bomb in the stomach and was subsequently taken to the hospital, adding that the occupation arrested 7 international solidarity activists, the sources indicated.

In a related context, a number of civilians suffocated with tear gas, as a result of the Israeli occupation forces' suppression of a peaceful march in the village of Al-Mughayer, east of Ramallah.

The occupation forces fired tear gas and sound bombs towards the citizens who went out in a peaceful march during which Friday prayers were performed, in refusal to the occupation’s closure of the eastern entrance to the village with cement blocks about two weeks ago, and in support of the Palestinian detainees, local sources in the village of Al-Mughayer said.

Hundreds of citizens participated in the march, which was called for by the prisoners' institutions, the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, and the institutions of the village of Al- Mughayer and its resistance factions.