IOF suppress Nakba protest with teargas

PNN/ Bethlehem/

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Sunday noon have attacked the Palestinian protesters who headed towards the 300 Israeli military checkpoint by the wall at the northern entrance of Bethlehem.

The protest, coordinated by activists from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee and youths from other organizations, was launched from Dehehisheh refugee camp south of Bethlehem, on a symobilc train with names of depopulated Palestinian villages and refugee camps written on it. Palestinians from all ages were inside the “train” wearing the traditional clothing.

The protesters marched towards the checkpoint, chanting patriotic slogans and calling for the Palestinian right of return. As soon as they reached the military tower at the wall, Israeli soldiers stroke with the teargas.

Youths then ran away from the gas and suffered the consequences of inhaling it. The Palestinian red crescent ambulances were present and the demonstration ended about 30 minutes later.

The Nakba day, 15 May 1948, is commemorted every year by the Palestinians, as it is the date when Israel was created and over 700,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homes in the 1948 lands.

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