Palestinian Protesters, Israeli Soldiers Clash In West Bank

RAMALLAH, Feb 20 (NNN-WAFA) – Hundreds of Palestinians and Israeli soldiers clashed yesterday, in several West Bank areas, in protest against the Israeli settlement activities, according to Palestinian medical sources.

The sources said, one Palestinian protester was injured by Israeli soldiers’ gunfire, and dozens suffered suffocation after inhaling teargas, in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya.

Another Palestinian was injured by Israeli gunfire during clashes in the village of Beit Dajan, east of the West Bank city of Nablus.

Witnesses at Beit Dajan village said, Israeli soldiers dispersed hundreds of Palestinians, to make room for the construction of a new Israeli settlement outpost, adding that, Israeli soldiers opened fire towards the protesters, hitting one with a rubber-coated steel bullet.

Currently, Kafr Qaddum and Beit Dajan villages have become a scene for weekly protests against the Israeli settlement activities.– NNN-WAFA