Israel disperses weekly Palestinian rallies in West Bank

Scores of Palestinians suffered temporary asphyxiation after Israeli army used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd who had gathered in several West Bank towns to demonstrate against weekly demonstrations.

Israel disperses weekly Palestinian rallies in West Bank
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
Scores of Palestinians on Friday suffered temporary asphyxiation after Israeli army forces forcibly dispersed anti-occupation demonstrators in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli forces used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse Palestinians who had gathered in several West Bank towns for weekly demonstrations against Israel's decades-long occupation and its West Bank separation wall, according to the Popular Resistance Committee, which regularly organizes anti-occupation rallies.

At least one Palestinian was injured after being hit by a teargas canister while participating in a protest in Bilin village, west of Ramallah, according to a press release issued by the committee.

There has been no comment on the reports by the Israeli authorities.

Palestinians stage weekly protests each Friday against ongoing Israeli settlement building and the separation wall, which snakes through the occupied West Bank isolating large swathes of Palestinian territory.

The weekly rallies are typically dispersed by force by the Israeli army.

According to the Palestinian government in Ramallah, the separation wall effectively cuts some 50,000 Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem off from the city center.

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