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Israel injures 2 Palestinians in Beita protests

August 20, 2021 at 11:48 am

Palestinian youths protest against Israeli occupation in the village of Beita, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank on 8 June 2021. [JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images]

Two young men were wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets yesterday after Israeli occupation forces fired at Palestinians on Mount Sobeih in the town of Beita, south of Nablus.

Medical sources in occupied Nablus reported that two youths were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets, one of them in his foot and the other in his hand and they were taken for treatment.

Occupation forces had been escorting bulldozers that started razing the Al-Masbah area on the Karm Al-Nimr hill, opposite Mount Sobeih, and the road leading to the place where the demonstrators gathered.

Beita residents have continued their nighttime protests against the presence of the illegal Eviatar outpost on the summit of the mountain.

In May, Israeli occupation settlers flooded Jabal Abu Sbeih near the village of Beita in the occupied West Bank and established an illegal settlement outpost, which they named Eviatar. Palestinians launched protests against the move.

As the settlers attempted to legalise Eviatar, occupation authorities reached a deal that saw the illegal settlers leave the area, but none of their mobile homes removed, as the area would be made a makeshift military base until a land survey is carried out and its results are published.

All Israeli settlements and outposts in the occupied territories are illegal under international law.

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