Bit L, Occupied West Bank – Israeli security forces have killed 11 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank in multiple protests amid growing Israeli anger over intense Israeli airstrikes in Gaza and threats of forced evictions of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health said 10 Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces during a protest across the West Bank on Friday and another died trying to stab an Israeli soldier near an illegal Israeli settlement in Yabad near Jenin.
Thousands of Palestinians protested in more than 200 places across the West Bank after Friday prayers. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said more than 500 Palestinians had been injured in the area by Israeli shelling, tear gas and live fire.
Hundreds of Palestinians in Jordan also tried to cross the Jordanian border with Israel on Friday but were stopped by Jordanian security forces, while Palestinians in southern Lebanon tried to break through the Israeli border.
The protest started Growing up in the days of war Between Israel and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. Israel carried more airstrikes and tank fire barrages in the Gaza Strip on Friday, as Palestinian armed groups fired rockets into Israel from the besieged coastal enclave.
Hundreds of Palestinians marched together with Hamas, Fatah and the Left Popular Front (PFLP) for the liberation of Palestine at the Beit El checkpoint in al-Bireh, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. No political affiliation – chanting in support of Palestinians in Gaza and East Jerusalem.
The sound of Israeli live gunfire and rubber-coated steel bullets burst into the air as ambulances rushed after the wounded, while protesters fell into the air from tires.
Ramallah resident Malak Abu Rab told Al Jazeera that he was taking part in a joint operation with his daughter 13, and his son Jad, 10, to help those killed in Gaza, and that Palestinians in East Jerusalem had threatened to expel the sheikh. More than a hundred people were injured in the recent Israeli police raid on the city’s Al-Aqsa Mosque.
“In Jerusalem, the Israeli people, backed by the army, are trying to evict people from their homes, the behavior that Israel has been doing for ages, and it’s time to stop it,” he said.
“Palestinians speak the same language on these issues and their feelings are the same.”
The fight is intensifying
The total number of Palestinians killed in Israeli fires in clashes in the West Bank on Friday rose to at least 13 when Israeli airstrikes hit the besieged Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket attacks.
Gaza’s health ministry says at least 126 Palestinians, including 31 children, have been killed and more than 900 injured in the enclave since the latest violence began.
The Israeli military has launched more than 600 airstrikes on the enclave in recent days, and has falsified troops and tanks near Gaza as the fighting has intensified.
At least seven Israelis have been killed in more than 2,000 rocket attacks by armed groups in Gaza since Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that the Gaza attack will continue “as necessary to restore peace in the state of Israel,” despite calls for an end to all hostilities internationally.
Tensions have been running high for weeks in the occupied East Jerusalem following the latest escalation in violence, and a court hearing has now been postponed. Forced expulsion Several Palestinian families from their home in Sheikh Zarah Para to settle in Israel
Tensions in the city also spread to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, with Israeli forces conducting a three-day operation in the last week of Ramadan, throwing tear gas and stun grenades at worshipers inside the mosque and injuring hundreds.
Salamat Khalil, a 42-year-old banker in Beit El, said he was protesting with his 13-year-old son, Saji, in solidarity with the people of Gaza against “terrorism by the Israeli army on Palestinians.”
“Israel’s foolishness in trying to evict Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Zarah and their repeated aggression in Al-Aqsa have successfully united Palestinians in Israel and Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan to Lebanon and even internationally,” he said. .
“Without optimism and a peace process, we have a strong chance of moving towards a third intifada,” he added.
“The Palestinians will not disappear.”