Israeli forces clash with Palestinian activists and farmers in West Bank

Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops and Jewish settlers in the West Bank village of Burqa during the yearly olive harvest on Friday (October 16th).

Dozens of Palestinians escorted farmers to their olive groves to protect them from confrontations with Jewish settlers, according to reports.

Israeli troops fired tear gas and stun grenades to try to disperse the crowds.

Palestinian media reported that at least three were injured by Israeli forces and footage showed several people being treated by medics.

Several Palestinians, including members of the press, also suffered from the effects of teargas inhalation.


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Tags: Middle east, Israeli forces, clash with Palestinian activists, farmers