Israeli army attacks peaceful protest in Jordan Valley


Scores of Palestinian activists and journalists suffered injuries on Thursday afternoon when Israeli soldiers attacked them during a peaceful protest rally against the establishment of a new settlement outpost on Palestinian land in the northern Jordan Valley.

Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that dozens of anti-settlement activists and journalists from different media outlets rallied in a new Israeli outpost under construction in Wadi al-Maleh area before soldiers stormed the area and viciously attacked them.

The sources added that the activists stood up in the face of the soldiers, who showered them with volleys of tear gas grenades and rubber bullets.

Several journalist and protesters suffered rubber bullet and tear gas injuries during the events, according to the same sources.

The soldiers also physically assaulted many journalists and protesters, while other media crews were prevented by the Israeli army from accessing the area to cover the events.

(Source / 06.01.2017)


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