Clashes erupt between Palestinians and Israeli forces in West Bank

Ahram Online , Friday 3 Mar 2023

Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli occupation forces in different parts of the occupied West Bank on Friday as fall out from Israeli raids and Jewish settlers attacks on Palestinian towns continue.

Israeli security forces use tear gas to disperse Palestinians demonstrating against the demolition of houses by Israeli authorities, following the Friday prayer in the Arab neighbourhood of Silwan in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem, on March 3, 2023.


Scores of Palestinians suffered from suffocation during the clashes with the Israeli troops in Bayt Dajan village and the villages of Beita and Huwara near the city of Nablus, said Palestinian security sources.

Meanwhile, two Palestinians were wounded by rubber bullets and scores suffered from suffocation after the Israeli army quelled an anti-settlement march that sets off every week to condemn the crimes against the Palestinian people and support Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. 

Earlier today, Israeli troops fired stun grenades and teargas to block busloads of Israeli left-wing activists from staging a solidarity rally in Huwara - the town that was set ablaze by Jewish settlers earlier this week

Meanwhile, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Friday condemning an Israeli minister’s call to “wipe out” the Palestinian village of Huwara as a “dangerous and unacceptable incitement to violence.”

On Thursday, Israeli troops shot dead a 15-year-old Palestinian boy and critically wounded another child in the town of Azzun in the West Bank.

The boy, Muhammad Nidal Salim, was laid to rest after a massive public funeral today after Friday prayers.

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