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Israeli forces try to violently suppress protest in Jalazone

14th June 2015 | International Solidarity Movement, Ramallah Team | Jalazone, Occupied Palestine

On Friday June 12th in Jalazone, north of Ramallah, Israeli forces responded to a Palestinian protest against illegal Israeli settlements with rubber coated steel bullets, tear gas, stun grenades and live ammunition.

The Israeli occupation forces also attacked journalists that were covering the demonstration, throwing stun grenades directly at them, pushing them with their rifles and threatening to arrest and shoot them.

A civilian passer by was also severely injured by the Israeli military. He was left with open wounds on his head after being struck with rifles and beaten to the ground before being arrested.

The unarmed man was repeatedly punched by the military and then hit on the head with their rifles as he tried to make his way past the group. The Soldiers can be heard cursing the man and his family, shouting, ‘Fuck your mother’s mother you son of a whore’.

The Israeli military were also using Palestinian cars as shields by taking the keys and leaving the people inside. They detained more than 20 cars during the protest.

At least three people were shot with live ammunition during the demonstration.

Below is a video recorded by ISM of the violence from the Israeli soldiers in Jalazone:

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Israeli soldier pointing his gun in the face of a Palestinian man

Israeli soldier pointing his gun in the face of a Palestinian man

Israeli soldier hitting a Palestinian man

Israeli soldier hitting a Palestinian man

Soldiers beating a Palestinian man

Soldiers beating a Palestinian man

Soldiers crushing a Palestinians head

Soldiers crushing a Palestinians head

Soldiers forcing a Palestinian on the ground

Soldiers forcing a Palestinian on the ground

An injured Palestinian man being taken away by soldiers

An injured Palestinian man being taken away by soldiers

An Israeli soldier using a taxi full of people as a shield

An Israeli soldier using a taxi full of people as a shield

Israeli soldiers using a truck with passengers as a shield

Israeli soldiers using a truck with passengers as a shield

Soldier taking the keys of a Palestinian's car

Soldier taking the keys of a Palestinian’s car

Palestinian throwing

Palestinian throwing

Palestinian with burning tires

Palestinian with burning tires

Israeli soldier with sniper rifle

Israeli soldier with sniper rifle

Israeli soldiers abusing Palestinian press

Israeli soldiers abusing Palestinian press