Several Palestinians injured as occupation forces suppress West Bank protests

3 weeks ago

WEST BANK, February 5 - Several Palestinians were injured on Friday during confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

The Israeli occupation forces suppressed a peaceful popular march organized by local residents in Beit Dajan town and showered the participants with stun grenades and tear gas canisters causing dozens to suffocate

Local sources said that the participants in the march were heading for Palestinian-owned lands where Israeli settlers had established illegal outposts on them.

In al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, several local residents had shrapnel injuries from stun grenades or suffered from inhaling tear gas fumes as they confronted extremist settlers during their attempt to attack the historic Khan al-Lubban caravansary under military protection.

In recent months and weeks, Israeli soldiers and settlers intensified their attacks on the ancient caravansary, which is owned by a Palestinian citizen, and wreaked havoc on the place.