In the West Bank, demonstrations took place in Jenin, Ramallah, and Nablus
As soon as the very strong intensification of strikes on Gaza was announced on Friday evening, Palestinians from the occupied West Bank took to the streets of Jenin, Ramallah and Nablus to express their anger against Israel. Since the start of the Israeli raids on the Gaza Strip, tension has been rising in the West Bank, with demonstrations in support of Gaza and numerous Israeli army operations, which resulted in the killing of more than a hundred Palestinians, according to what the Israeli army announced. Palestinian authorities..
Friday, in Ramallah, after prayers and another demonstration, some young men took out slingshots and keffiyehs to challenge Israeli soldiers stationed to protect the Israeli settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah, Agence France-Presse reported. The settlers who crystallize the anger of the Palestinians in the West Bank. Around a burning garbage container, supported by others still at a distance, they aim their slingshots at the soldiers under the eyes of medics and numerous journalists from around the world. “I came here in solidarity with our people in Gaza, and this is the least we can do.”Maryam Ismail told AFP, moved by the crowd confronting the soldiers.
Since 2007, the Palestinian Authority led by President Mahmoud Abbas, which rules the West Bank, no longer exercises any control over the Gaza Strip after it was expelled by Hamas after a few days of fratricidal clashes. According to Ms. Ismail, many more would have been possible had it not been for the arrests that took place in recent weeks, particularly targeting local Hamas members.
Around her came a number of demonstrators with their families. “Obviously I’m afraid for my son, but honestly, he’s the one who asked me to come here with him.”says Ahmed Nahla, accompanied by 10-year-old Zain. “It consumes me. I am angry at the occupier for his continuous crimes against our people.”The head of the family is dissatisfied, and whoever listens to him agrees.
An Israeli military vehicle and young protesters determined to fight are getting closer and closer. Suddenly tear gas spread. ” I am afraid “A woman repeats while crying. Agence France-Presse indicated that a young man was hit by a bullet in his left leg and was taken by ambulance.
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