Dozens of Palestinians were suffocated with tear gas during clashes with the Israeli army in the town of Kafr Aqab, north of Jerusalem, after the army stormed the area accompanied by bulldozers that razed.
The media official in Kafr Aqab municipality Raed Hamdan told the official Wafa news agency, “The occupation forces stormed the town from an opening made by a military bulldozer in the apartheid wall surrounding it, which led to the outbreak of confrontations, during which the soldiers fired tear gas canisters heavily towards the citizens, which resulted in injury. Dozens of cases of suffocation. “
Hamdan added, “The army bulldozed land in the town belonging to Sadiq Al-Hattawi.”
Most of the villages of Jerusalem are witnessing daily incursions by the Israeli forces that deliberately provoke the citizens, and carry out almost daily arrests of their residents.
The town of Kafr Aqab is located in Area C according to the Oslo Agreement, which means that it is completely subordinate to the occupation, yet its presence outside the apartheid wall led to its marginalization from all sides, in addition to the absence of a clear administrative and political authority, which led to an increase in crime and problems. In which.
Citizens suffer from overpopulation, as more than 50 thousand people live on an area of only 3000 dunams, amid a crisis in electricity and problems in the sanitation network.
Clashes between youths and the occupation forces in the town of Kafr Aqab, Jerusalem. pic.twitter.com/jPqutNDBks
– The Palestinian Information Center (@PalinfoAr) March 16, 2021
Source: RT + agencies