Child, foreign activists hurt in IOF quelling of peaceful march
NABLUS, Six civilians including a child and foreign activists were hurt on Saturday when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) violently dispersed a peaceful demonstration in Irak Burin village, Nablus district.
Local sources said that IOF soldiers fired a big number of gas bombs at the demonstrators causing breathing problems for many of them while a young man was directly hit with a gas canister.
They said that the soldiers savagely beat up the 13-year-old child Baha’a Qadus, adding that he was near the scene of the confrontation and did not take part in it.
The IOF command declared the village a closed military zone and blocked traffic in and out of it, which is the usual weekly practice, to prevent foreign activists and reporters from entering the village and covering the peaceful march organized each Saturday against IOF confiscation of village land.