Dozens of Palestinians Injured By ‘Israeli’ Fire While Marking Nakba Day
By Staff, Agencies
‘Israeli’ forces attack Palestinian demonstrators in the north of the occupied West Bank, while they were marking 72 years since the Zionist regime claimed existence after a Western-backed war that forced hundreds of thousands from their homes across the Palestinian territories.
The attack took place on Friday, while the Palestinians were holding Friday prayers to commemorate the Nakba [Catastrophe] Day in the town of al-Sawiya, south of the city of Nablus.
The town is under threat as the Tel Aviv regime plans to annex Palestinian land under a controversial plan by US President Donald Trump.
In January, Trump outlined the main points of a self-styled plan for the Palestinian-‘Israeli’ conflict, which he has touted as “the deal of the century.” The scheme proposed the Zionist entity’s annexation of the Jordan Valley and about 30 percent of the West Bank, including the settlements that the regime has set up there since occupying the territory during another war in 1967.
Large numbers of ‘Israeli’ military vehicles showed up in al-Sawiya as the Palestinians were staging the peaceful protest, the Jordanian International Truth News Agency reported.
They fired teargas canisters at the prayers, “causing dozens of cases of suffocation in addition to beating injuries,” it said, noting that the ‘Israeli’ soldiers also used "vehicles to spray wastewater towards the participants.”
This year’s anniversary was overshadowed by standing precautions against the new coronavirus’ spread.
Nevertheless, people flew Palestinian and black flags atop their houses across the Palestinian territories in commemoration of the tragedy, London-based the New Arab website reported.
Palestinians also used the cyberspace to mark the occasion and promote their right to return to their homeland by visiting the "National Campaign to Commemorate the Nakba" Internet page, it added.