Israel army disperses anti-occupation W. Bank protests

Dozens of Palestinians suffered teargas inhalation on Friday when Israeli forces dispersed several protests against the Israeli occupation in the West Bank.

Dozens of Palestinians suffered teargas inhalation on Friday when Israeli forces dispersed several protests against the Israeli occupation in the West Bank.

RAMALLAH – Dozens of Palestinians suffered teargas inhalation on Friday when Israeli forces dispersed several protests against the Israeli occupation in the West Bank.

Army troops used teargas to disperse protests in Nilin, Bilin, Nabi Salih in western Ramallah and Al-Maasarah in western Bethlehem, and in Kafr Qaddum and Qaryut in western and southern Nablus respectively, according to a statement by the Popular Resistance Committees, a local NGO.

In Kafr Qaddum, Israeli forces arrested two demonstrators after dispersing their protest, in which Palestinians had demanded the reopening of the town's main road, closed by the Israeli army 13 years ago.

The Israeli army also used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse a demonstration in Qaryut held to protest recent attacks on Palestinians by Jewish settlers from the nearby Shilo settlement.

Every Friday, Palestinians stage demonstrations against the Israeli occupation of Arab land and Israel's "separation wall." Such rallies are usually forcibly dispersed by the Israeli army.

According to the Palestinian government in Ramallah, the separation wall cuts some 50,000 Palestinian residents of Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem) off from the city center.

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