Night protests in Al-Naqab, Hamas calls for wider protests
Palestinians continue protesting occupation attacks in Al-Naqab as calls grow for participation in a general strike.
Two Israeli occupation force members were injured in Al-Naqab Tuesday evening, during confrontations with Palestinians as residents responded to the occupation's attacks.
Protesters burned rubber tires and attempted to close major road intersections in Al-Naqab, demanding the release of prisoners from the village of Al-Atrash.
Israeli occupation forces arrested 16 civilians, including three women, from the village yesterday.
لليوم الثالث على التوالي.. أهالي النقب يستيقظون على القوات المدججة بالسلاح والجرافات.#انقذوا_النقب pic.twitter.com/n3RXzRz7um— الجرمق الإخباري (@aljarmaqnet) January 12, 2022
The Israeli occupation police released a statement saying any attempts of demonstrations or blocking of streets would be dealt with using an "iron fist."
A tweet shows a video of an IOF soldier throwing a stun grenade at a Palestinian journalist at the entrance of Al-Berih city on Wednesday.
For no reason .. An Israeli soldier throws a stun grenade at Palestinian journalists while they were covering the clashes at the northern entrance of Al Berih city, today. #FreePalestine #انقذوا_النقب#savealnaqab#SaveNaqab #IsraeliApartheid #IsraeliCrimes#IsraeliTerrorism pic.twitter.com/Qu7htSn8Ap— أمينة خان|❤️🇵🇸Free Palestine (@___aminakhan___) January 12, 2022
The High Committee of Residents in Al-Naqab decided to escalate the response to the continued crimes of the occupation in Beer Al-Sabee, and their arbitrary arrests.
Furthermore, the Committee called for Al-Naqab residents to head to Beer Al-Sabee and participate in the scheduled protests for Thursday.
A comprehensive strike was also declared by the Regional Council of the Unrecognized Villages on Wednesday in solidarity with those whose land was confiscated and ransacked.
In this context, the Hamas spokesman called on Palestinians not to leave the people of Al-Naqab to face the occupation alone, but rather "rise up with them so that the occupation will count to a thousand before thinking about performing any aggression on the land."