Palestinians Injured in Protest Against Home Demolition

Published July 21, 2019

Palestinians injured in protest against home demolition

A number of Palestinians were injured by Israeli gas bombs on Saturday during a protest in Bethlehem in solidarity with the residents of Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood near Jerusalem where tens of homes are threatened with demolition.

Local sources said that the Israeli forces heavily fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades at the protesters.

Dozens choked on tear gas while photojournalist Ayat Arqawi was wounded by a tear gas canister to the abdomen.

Scores of Palestinians staged a protest ten east of Bethlehem city against Israel’s plan to demolish over 100 homes in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood in Sur Baher town.