Palestinians staged a demonstration to protest against illegal Jewish settlements and the Separation Wall in the Mesafir Yatta region, south of Hebron city.
Fuad al-Amur, the Coordinator of the Protection Committees of the non-governmental organization in the city of Hebron, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that Israeli forces and a group of Jewish settlers intervened in the demonstrators in the village of Mağayir al-Ubayd in Mesafir Yatta, injuring 4 Palestinians, while dozens of Palestinians were affected by the gas. stated.
Noting that Israeli forces detained 4 Palestinians during the demonstrations in question, Amur said that Jewish settlers uprooted dozens of olive trees in the region.
Jewish settlers damaged 258 olive trees
According to the Palestinian official news agency WAFA, Jewish settlers damaged 258 olive trees in the town of Kefr ed-Diyk in the city of Selfit.
It was noted that the olive trees in question, located on an area of approximately 17 decares, are 5-10 years old.
Illegal Jewish settlements and the Separation Wall
There are more than 250 illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank, which Israel occupied in 1967. More than 600,000 Jewish settlers residing in these places make life even more difficult for Palestinians living under occupation in the West Bank.
Under international law, all Jewish settlements in the occupied territories are considered illegal.
Following the Aqsa Intifada (2nd Intifada) that broke out in Palestine in 2000, the Tel Aviv administration started the construction of a “Separation Wall” between the West Bank and Israel on the grounds of “security” in 2002.
Due to the Separation Wall, nearly 3 million Palestinians in the West Bank cannot cross into occupied East Jerusalem and Israel.