Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinians in West Bank Refugee Camp

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinians in West Bank Refugee Camp

Israel has deployed additional forces in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, amid heightened tensions over US Middle East plan. (Photo: via Palestine Chronicle)

Injuries were reported on Monday after Israeli forces raided Arroub refugee camp in the south of the West Bank and came down heavily on Palestinian civilians.

A number of Palestinians suffered suffocation from teargas inhalation during clashes that burst out with Israeli forces in Arroub camp.

Israeli soldiers unleashed spates of rubber-coated steel bullets and teargas canisters, sparking panic in the area.

The rise in tensions throughout the West Bank came a couple of weeks after US President Donald Trump released a controversial plan for the Middle East.

According to the plan, the US will officially recognize Israel’s illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied territories; Jerusalem will be the “undivided capital of Israel”; Gaza will have to be demilitarized and “there shall be no right of return” for Palestinian refugees.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas immediately rejected the plan and called for street demonstrations.

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