Palestinians protest against Israeli restrictions on the road



RAMALLAH, Palestine

Dozens of protesters suffered temporary suffocation from tear gas cannons fired by Israeli forces during a rally in support of Palestinian journalists in the Occupied West Bank on Saturday.

Israeli soldiers used it tear gas to disperse the protest that took place at the Qalandia checkpoint north of East Jerusalem, according to Anadolu Agency in the area.

A number of journalists were reportedly injured during a protest.

Saturday's protest emerged amid growing Israeli restrictions on Palestinian journalists in occupied territories.

According to the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate, NGOs, Israeli authorities are increasingly restricting the movement of Palestinian journalists in an effort to prevent them from doing their job.

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Liberties (MADA) estimates that Israeli forces have executed 833 attacks against media groups and personnel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since 2016.

Meanwhile, three Palestinians were injured by Israeli live ammunition during a protest in the western city of Urif, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC).

Dozens of protesters have also suffered asphyxiation tear gas which was burned off by Israeli forces during the rally, said the Chinese People's Pact.



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