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Israeli occupation forces assault Palestinians trying to prevent settler’s march from entering Beita

West Bank (The Inside Palestine)-Occupying Israeli forces attacked dozens of Palestinians with stun grenades and tear gas at the entrance of the town of Beita south of Nablus in the West Bank on Tuesday evening.

Palestinian residents of Beita gathered at the town’s entrance to confront potential attacks by Israeli settlers who had planned a march to Nablus.

The Samaria Regional Council, a settler organisation, organised the march using the slogan “we want a Jewish state”.

Israeli forces attempted to disperse the crowd, which led to at least 28 Palestinians being treated on the scene for tear gas inhalation, according to Palestinian Authority’s news agency Wafa.

The settler march began at the Za’tara military checkpoint towards the Hawara checkpoint, Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settler activity in the northern West Bank told Wafa.

Other settler gatherings took place in the West Bank governorates of Nablus, Qalqilya and Salfit, Daghlas said.

 

Source: The New Arab

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