Zionist Entity Attacks Palestinian Protesters to Hide Truth

Paul Larudee, a member of the Free Palestine Movement, believes the purpose of Zionist forces’ attacks against peaceful protesters is “more repression”, adding that part of it is “the imprisonment of Palestinians who are defending their rights in order to keep them quiet”. 

“The attacks against the demonstrators are intended to prevent demonstrators from demonstrating. The attacks on the demonstrators in front of the Red Cross in Ramallah, the attacks on other demonstrators who sympathize with hunger strikers, all of these are intended to repress, to hide what is going on,” Larudee told Press TV in an interview on Thursday.

 Israeli settler kills young Palestinian man, injures journalist

On the other hand, an Israeli settler has killed a young Palestinian man and injured a journalist in the northern part of the occupied West Bank during a march in solidarity with hundreds of Palestinian hunger-striking inmates in Israeli jails.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that 23-year-old Mutaz Hussien Hilal Bani Shamsa succumbed to his wounds shortly after the unidentified settler stepped out of his car and opened live fire on him near the town of Huwwarah, located 9 kilometers south of Nablus, on Thursday afternoon.

Palestinian journalist, Majdi Eshtayya, was also injured during the shooting and was transferred to Rafidia Hospital, where doctors described his gunshot wounds as moderate.

Witnesses, requesting anonymity, said Israeli forces were quickly deployed in the area, which resulted in skirmishes between locals and Israeli forces. There were no immediate reports of casualties or detentions.

Israeli authorities later sealed off Huwwarah, preventing cars from entering or getting out of the town.

On May 12, Israeli military forces shot dead a 20-year-old Palestinian man, identified as Saba Abu Ubeid, in Nabi Salih, located 20 kilometers northwest of Ramallah, as dozens of protesters converged in the village to express their support for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners and condemn the Tel Aviv regime’s suppressive measures against the inmates.

The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed new tensions ever since Israeli forces introduced restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

More than 300 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the ongoing tensions since the beginning of October 2015.

The Tel Aviv regime has tried to change the demographic makeup of Jerusalem al-Quds over the past decades by constructing settlements, destroying historical sites and expelling the local Palestinian population. Palestinians say the Israeli measures are aimed at paving the way for the Judaization of the city.

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