12 injuries reported in IOF quelling of weekly march east of Ramallah

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At least twelve Palestinians were injured while dozens choked on tear gas due to Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) violent quelling of a peaceful anti-settlement march east of Ramallah.

A medical source affirmed the injury of 12 civilians including 5 injuries with live bullets in the limps. 14 Cases were transferred to hospital for treatment, the source added.

The IOF soldiers quelled the march that kicked off from two towns, al-Meghayyer and Kafr Malik, in protest at the establishment of a new settlement outpost over the lands of both towns, a local source revealed.

Clashes erupted after IOF troops opened their gunfire, using live and rubber bullets in addition to tear gas grenades, at the participants in the march, the source added.

Eyewitnesses pointed out that a number of journalists and photographers choked on tear gas while covering the clashes. The cameraman Naser al-Shuyukhi was among those who were treated for breathing problems.

In the same context, clashes broke out between Palestinian youths and IOF soldiers after Friday prayer in Beit Furik town, east of Nablus city.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces showered civilians as well as the olive fields in the town with tear gas bombs. Palestinian youths, in return, replied by stone throwing at the IOF troops. A young man was arrested and taken to an unknown destination, the eyewitnesses pointed out.

(Source / 24.03.2017)

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