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Elderly, paramedic injured in Israeli crackdown on West Bank protests

RAMALLAH, An elderly and a paramedic were injured today when Israeli occupation forces assaulted hundreds of protesters taking part in nonviolent popular resistance events in the area of Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, and in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Qalqilia, according to witnesses.
In Msafer Yatta, Israeli occupation soldiers attacked hundreds of activists taking part in a protest against the daily Israeli army and settler-related attacks on defenseless Palestinian communities in Msafer Yatta, and against the Israeli ethnic cleansing of the area’s Palestinian population.
An elderly was injured after being run over by Israeli soldiers, while other protesters suffocated from gas inhalation. The elderly, Haj Suleiman Hathalin, was moved to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
Foad Omour, a local anti-settlements activist, told WAFA that the Israeli occupation authorities have doubled their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the area and their property in an effort to push them out of the area in favor of the Israeli colonial settlement project.
Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly protest against Israeli settlements in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Qalqilia, injuring two Palestinians, including a paramedic. The two were treated at the scene.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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