Several Palestinians injured by Israeli troops during anti-settlement protest

Israeli occupation troops Tuesday fired tear gas to quell a demonstration to protest the construction of a road for Jewish settlers near Nablus in the northern West Bank, injuring a number of Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.

It said in a statement that a number of protesters suffocated for inhaling gas, and the windscreen of an ambulance was smashed by a tear gas grenade fired by soldiers during the march in Beita and Howara, south of Nablus, which was called for by Palestinian factions and the National commission to Resist the Wall and Settlements.

Elsewhere in the occupied territories, Israeli bulldozers opened a new road near the entrance to Hazma village northeast of Jerusalem after an Israeli court dismissed a petition by local Palestinians to stop the seizure of their land.

The village, which links the north and south of the west Bank and is one of the gateways to Jerusalem, is surrounded by four Jewish settlements.

Source: Jordan News Agency