Dozens Palestinians injured as Israeli settlers march to illegal settlement
The Israeli occupation forces fired tear gas, and rubber-coated metal bullets at Palestinians and press staff in the area, according to Al Mayadeen.
Confrontations erupted in Burqa, a Palestinian village in the Nablus Governorate, northern occupied West Bank, following an Israeli far-right extremist march to the illegal Israeli settlement of "Homesh", which is built on occupied Palestinian land, amid heavy deployment of Israeli occupation forces.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that the Israeli occupation forces fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians and press staff in the area.
Local sources told WAFA news agency dozens of young Palestinian men confronted the occupation forces at the western entrance of the town, which the IOF has closed with earth mounds.
Dozens of #Palestinian youths injured by Israeli gunfire during confrontations in the northern occupied West Bank village of Burqa after the soldiers shut its entrance to secure a march by settlers to the abandoned Israeli settlement of Homesh, near the village. pic.twitter.com/h9FXYoXIYO— Wafa News Agency - English (@WAFANewsEnglish) April 19, 2022
The unconstitutional excessive use of force. including tear gas against Palestinians. led to several critical injuries, among which were suffocations.
On its account, the Palestinian Red Crescent reported that 32 Palestinians were injured during the confrontation with the occupation forces, 25 of which tear gas inhalation.
Al Mayadeen correspondent said that the Israeli occupation forces are firing tear gas and rubber bullets at #Palestinian civilians and press crew in the city of #Burqa.#Palestine #PalestineUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/a1kVyNDQog— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 19, 2022
The occupation forces closed the entrance to the village of Bazzariya, which connects Tulkarm and Jenin, with concrete cubes, and closed the Nablus-Jenin road near Silat az Zahr with earth mounds and rocks to secure the settlers' march.
Israeli troops shut down the entrance to Burqa village in the northeast of Palestine with giant earth mounds to hinder Palestinian freedom pic.twitter.com/NzQA3as14A— Sarah Wilkinson (@swilkinsonbc) April 19, 2022
Earlier, the Israeli settlers had planned for storming Al-Aqsa in the thousands, including members of the Knesset, under the pretext of celebrating the Jewish Passover holiday.