Protests against the Deal of the Century
According to eyewitnesses, the clashes broke out after a march organized by dozens of Palestinian youths to protest the so-called “deal of the century.”
The youths burned down the electronic gate, set fire to rubber tyres and raised Palestinian flags on barbed wire.
Witnesses said the Israeli army used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the youths.
Dozens of residents were suffocated after tear gas was inhaled during the clashes, the sources said.
The Red Crescent Society said it had dealt with two injuries with burns and asphyxiation as a result of the clashes at the scene.
The Palestinian territories have been in a state of tension since the announcement of the so-called “Deal of the Century”, which gave the occupation authorities the green light to judaize occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank.
On January 28, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his Middle East peace plan, in the presence of outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The U.S. plan, rejected by the Arabs, the Palestinian Authority and all resistance factions, includes the creation of a Palestinian state in the form of an archipelago with bridges and tunnels, and the making jerusalem an undivided capital of Israeli occupation.
Arrests in the West Bank
The Israeli occupation forces also arrested 12 Palestinians from the West Bank, following raids, house searches and attacks on Palestinians.
On the other hand, the Israeli occupation forces continued to bulldoze the Palestinian territories to expand the settlements, where the occupation mechanisms bulldozed areas of the land of the village of Jalo, south of Nablus, with the aim of linking the settlements of “Shilo” and “Shvut Rachel” together, in addition to the construction of other expansion sought by the israeli occupation bulldozers on Palestinian land in the villages of Jaloud, Geriut and Telvet.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the israeli settlers’ aggression against Palestinians in the town of Al-Mugair, northeast of Ramallah, and the injury of a number of sheep herders with fractures and bruises under the protection of the occupation army. The ministry called on the international community to place elements of “Jewish terrorism” on the lists of terrorism and to prevent them from entering its territory.
Added that they continues to work with the International Criminal Court to open an official investigation into the crimes of occupation and settlers, to hold Israeli war criminals, whether political, military or settler, to account.
In its statement, the Ministry noted that the town of Al-Muwaer is constantly being attacked by elements of Jewish terrorism, as part of an expansionist colonial plan aimed at stealing and swallowing more of the town’s land and nearby villages, in order to expand a number of outposts that surround it from all directions.