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5 injured, journalist detained as Israel razes West Bank land

Five Palestinians were injured after they were assaulted by Israeli forces

Five Palestinians were injured and three others were detained by Israeli occupation forces yesterday in the village of Ras Karkar in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.

Locals said occupation forces escorted bulldozers which stormed the village and began to raze agricultural land belonging to Palestinians.

Sources added that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians and assaulted several residents of the village, as well as members of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee.

READ: With no court order, Israel razes Palestinian land in Jerusalem 

Five Palestinians were injured after they were assaulted by Israeli forces.

Bahaa Nasr, a Wafa News Agency photojournalist, who among those detained.

Confronting the illegal soldiers, one landowner said:

Where is the law? This is not law. This is law for you, but not for me. This is my land.

Israeli forces forcefully evacuated residents until the bulldozers levelled the land. Tear gas and sound bombs were used to disperse the crowds of Palestinians protesting against the occupation.

The Israeli NGO B’Tselem reported that “Israeli settler violence and vandalism takes place with full backing by the Israeli authorities. Sometimes soldiers take part in the assault; at other times, they stand idly by. The police makes no substantial effort to investigate the incidents, nor takes measures to prevent them or stop them in real time.”

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