RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM — A number of Palestinians chocked on teargas on Friday afternoon when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) tried to quell a weekly protest in Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, against Israeli settlement projects in the area.
Dozens of Palestinians, including Ras Karkar residents, Palestinians from neighboring villages, and foreign activists, took part in the protest.
They performed Friday prayer on lands threatened with confiscation, then started to plant new olive trees in the village as a message that they will never give up their lands and that they reject all settlement projects targeting the village.
A number of protesters suffered breathing difficulties after the IOF soldiers heavily fired rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and teargas canisters at them. (PIC)