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Israeli forces injure 51 Palestinian protesters in Nablus

Nablus (QNN)- At least 51 Palestinian protesters were injured on Saturday by Israeli occupation forces in Beita and Qusra villages in Nablus in the occupied West Bank during night confusion activities.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said that 42 Palestinians suffocated with teargas fired at them by the occupation forces and 7 others fell town after being attacked by the forces during the night confusion activities.

Others also suffocated with teargas fired at them by the occupation forces in Qusra village.

Israeli settlers also attempted to break and destroy some power poles serving the village of Qusra.

The occupation authorities evacuated dozens of Israeli settlers last Friday from the illegal settlement of Evyatar in the occupied West Bank, after a deal was reached between a settler leader and the occupation government of new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

Yossi Dagan, head of settler organisation the Shomron Regional Council, struck a deal with Israel’s defence minister, Benny Gantz, and interior minister Ayelet Shaked, that will turn Evyatar into a religious school and a military base for the Israeli forces.

‘Israel’ will keep about 50 caravan houses settlers installed in May on Palestinian lands belonging to the residents of the occupied West Bank village of Beita, while settlers would “return” to the land when Israeli occupation authorities designate it as “state-owned.”

In early May, a group of Israeli settlers set up caravans on Jabal Sabih, and with the help of Israeli occupation forces have since prevented any Palestinian access to the area.

Within days, settlers installed mobile houses, built roads and raised an Israeli flag over the settlement.

Since then, Beita has witnessed several protests against the new settler outpost on Jabal Sabih, which lies on the southern outskirts of the village and comprises an estimated 30 percent of Beita’s entire land area.

The livelihoods of at least 17 Palestinian families – more than 100 people – are threatened as they depend on harvesting their olives on land they have owned for generations.

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