Israeli Squatter Fires on Palestinian Demonstrators near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Dozens of Palestinians on Friday held a march against the Israeli occupation and settlement policies in the West Bank in the village of al-Masara near Bethlehem.

Organizers from the local Popular Committees Against the Wall and Settlements said that during the rally a Jewish settler opened fire on the marchers, but no injuries were reported as a result of the attack.

The weekly rally took place near a major road also used by Jewish settlers, as the village of al-Masara is ringed by Israeli settlements and large amounts of village lands have been confiscated by Israeli authorities.

Israeli forces later arrived on the scene and dispersed demonstrators by firing tear gas canisters.

Since 2006, the residents of al-Masara have protested on a weekly basis, demanding Israeli authorities return village lands confiscated in order to build the separation wall as it crosses through their town.

Mirrored from Ma’an News Agency

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