Top News from Israel & Palestine: August 9, 2021 – Foundation for Middle East Peace

“Israeli forces wounded at least 53 Palestinians and arrested six overnight on Sunday amid a crackdown on protesters in the northern occupied West Bank village of Beita who are denouncing the establishment of a new settlement outpost in the area, according to local media. Night protests have been ongoing for months in the area, opposing the creation of the Eviatar outpost on Jabal Sabih, located between the Palestinian villages of Qabalan, Yatma, and Beita, south of Nablus….According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, at least 53 Palestinians were treated following the raid, including four people hit on the head by tear gas canisters, while another 47 suffered from suffocation because of the tear gas. The crackdown comes two days after a Palestinian man, Imad Ali Dweikat, was shot dead by Israeli fire in Beita during a protest. Dweikat was the seventh Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in Beita since May when residents of the village started protesting on a nearly daily basis calling on Israel to dismantle Eviatar.”


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