IOF repress peaceful protest against Trump’s plan wounding 56 protesters

The Jordan Valley (QNN)- 56 Palestinians were reportedly wounded during Israeli repression of a peaceful demonstration near the village of Tayaseer in north-east Tubas in the Jordan Valley on Tuesday.

QNN reporter stated that large numbers of native Palestinians took part in the demonstration, responding to calls by Palestinian parties, popular committees, and the anti-wall and anti-settlement committee to protest against Trump’s plan.

Israeli forces started repressing the protest from its very beginning, targeting peaceful protesters with stun and tear gas grenades, in addition to live and sponge ammunition, leaving dozens of injuries.

Israeli forces also targeted journalists, wounding QNN reporter Mu’tasem Saqfel Heit and photojournalist Hazem Naser. Both journalists were treated by the Red Crescent teams.

The Red Crescent confirmed that its teams have dealt with 56 injuries during the repression; one with live rounds, five with rubber-coated metal bullets, and 50 with tear gas grenades.

Human rights activist Aref Daraghmeh added that the Israeli army set up blocks on the roads to the village in order to prevent international activists from reaching the area.

One of the protesters stressed that the protest aims at doubling down on the Palestinian rejection of Trump’s plan to annex most of the West Bank.

“We are here to defend our land and tell Netanyahu that your decisions are only words on papers”, he said.

“Nothing can beat our will, not Trump’s plan nor land-grabbing. We are the owners of this land and they cannot take it from us”, he added.

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