Today, Saturday, clashes renewed in the West Bank between the Israeli army and Palestinian demonstrators who went out on the anniversary of the Nakba in support of Gaza and Jerusalem, resulting in many injuries with live bullets, after a day that witnessed a bloody crackdown by the occupation of the protesters.
On the 73rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, rallies took place in several areas of the West Bank, including Nablus, Hebron and Ramallah, amid a state of ferment in light of the Israeli attacks on Gaza, Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the new rallies coincided with the funeral of 11 Palestinians who were martyred on Friday in clashes that pervaded most of the West Bank. .
The Palestinian Red Crescent reported 29 serious injuries, including 17 shot injuries, in different parts of the West Bank until this afternoon.
In turn, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that 6 demonstrators were wounded by live bullets, two of them in serious condition, in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the village of Qusra, south of Nablus, in the northern West Bank.
The Anadolu News Agency quoted eyewitnesses that settlers attacked Palestinian farms in Qusra, which led to the outbreak of confrontations, noting that the Israeli army intervened to provide protection for settlers, using live and metal bullets.
Also in Nablus, the Palestinian Shehab News Agency said that a number of demonstrators were injured at dawn today during clashes with the Israeli occupation forces at the Hawara checkpoint, south of the city.
Hundreds of Palestinians went out at dawn today with a march that roamed several streets in Nablus to condemn the Israeli crimes in the Gaza Strip, and in support of the resistance.
The participants chanted slogans in support of Gaza, including, "Put the sword before the sword, and we are the men of Muhammad Deif (the commander of the Qassam Brigades in Gaza)."
Clashes and general strike
Amidst a general strike in Ramallah and Al-Bireh, clashes took place today near the Beit El checkpoint at the entrance to the two cities, and the Israeli army used live and metal bullets and tear gas canisters to disperse a march that reached the checkpoint, which witnessed violent confrontations on Friday.
A march was launched from the center of Ramallah towards the checkpoint at the invitation of Palestinian forces and factions on the anniversary of the Nakba, and in support of Gaza and Jerusalem.
At the same time, clashes occurred between Palestinians and the occupation police in the town of Al-Tur in Jerusalem, and near Ofer prison, near Ramallah.
In Hebron, clashes took place in Safa, north of the town of Beit Ummar, while Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian in the city of Hebron, claiming that he was trying to carry out a car-ramming attack.
Commemoration of the Nakba
In this context, hundreds of Palestinians participated on Saturday, in marches and separate stands in the occupied West Bank, to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba.
The marchers carried Palestinian flags and placards written on some of them, "The Right of Return." The demonstrators also raised models of keys symbolizing their right to return to their villages and cities from which they were expelled in 1948.
Mourning sirens rang out for 73 seconds over loudspeakers in mosques in various parts of the West Bank to commemorate the Nakba.
In the city of Ramallah (center), a central march called by the Supreme Committee to commemorate the Nakba began from Al-Manara Square in the city center, and toured several streets.
About 800 thousand Palestinians were forced to leave their homes, in that year (1948), which witnessed the founding of Israel, to escape "massacres" committed by Zionist gangs, which led to the killing of about 15 thousand Palestinians, according to a Palestinian government report.
The funeral of a Palestinian martyr in Nablus (Anadolu Agency)
A call to clash with the occupation
Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), called on the Palestinian masses in Jerusalem and the West Bank to join and clash with the occupation in all squares and squares on the anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba.
Abu Ubaida said in a tweet to him on his Telegram channel, "Let the masses of our people make the nightmare that has always afflicted the Zionists, which is the clash with them in all squares and squares and make them pay the price for their usurpation of our land."
In the context of the current escalation, the West Bank has witnessed clashes that left 15 people dead and hundreds injured.