Sunday, 24 August 2014

IOF cracks down on peaceful protestors in Beit Ummar, scores injured


AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Scores of Palestinian citizens sustained serious wounds on Sunday in the round of clashes that burst out in Beit Ummar village, north of al-Khalil, as Palestinian peaceful pro-Gaza demonstrators denounced Israel’s swelling terrorism on besieged Gaza.

Large numbers of Palestinian civilians were treated for critical breathing problems as they inhaled tear gas heavily discharged by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on hundreds of Palestinian students at the main entrance to the village, activist Muhammad Awadh told the PIC.

Palestinian youth activists declared the first day of the academic year “a day of anger” staged in protest against Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

Renewed clashes burst out between hundreds of Palestinian citizens and the IOF in Bab al-Zawiya and the southern suburbs, in al-Khalil city, as Palestinian non-violent demonstrators voiced their condemnation of the Israeli genocides against Gaza children.

The IOF unleashed tear gas canisters, rubber bullets, and live ammunition, targeting Palestinian civilians, vehicles, and commercial stores all along the clashes.

Israeli occupation snipers deployed at Palestinian houses’ rooftops overlooking Bab al-Zawiya. The IOF further cordoned off the nearby al-Shouhada Street.

Israel’s assaults on al-Khalil culminated in a decision to close down the Ibrahimi Mosque before Muslim worshippers on Monday. more

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