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West Bank: Israeli forces wound 3 Palestinian farmers

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmers picking olives in the village of Burin, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus on October 2019
Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmers picking olives in the village of Burin, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on October 2019

Israeli soldiers on Friday injured three Palestinian farmers demonstrating for access to their olive gardens in the occupied West Bank, Anadolu Agency reports.

Clashes erupted between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian activists and farmers in the town of Burka in the eastern Ramallah province.

The soldiers used tear gas and plastic bullets to disperse the group. Three farmers were injured, while many others were affected by the gas.

Israeli authorities on Monday issued 20 military orders preventing Palestinians from entering their olive gardens in the occupied West Bank.

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Tel Aviv purportedly aims to seize hundreds of acres of Palestinian land with these decisions, which mainly target Palestinian landowners.

Since the olive harvest began in late September, Jewish soldiers and settlers have been carrying out attacks against the farmers in various places in the occupied West Bank.

More than 400,000 settlers across 250 settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank make life even more difficult for Palestinians living under occupation.

Israel occupied the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 1967.

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