Palestinian child arrested as clashes erupt in Ramallah

Violent clashes broke out on Friday afternoon as the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) quelled Palestinian demonstrations protesting Israeli settlement projects in Ramallah.

The IOF heavily fired teargas canisters at Palestinian citizens protesting in Jabal al-Risan area, which is threatened with confiscation in favor of settlement construction plans, local residents said.

The IOF stormed the neighboring village of Beitunia and arrested the Palestinian child Ghassan Awaisa.

Other confrontations were reported in al-Mughayyir village which is constantly attacked by Israeli settlers.

Eyewitnesses said that the IOF closed a military checkpoint on the northern side of the city, obstructing the Palestinian citizens’ movement.

Source: Palestine Info Center