NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces fired tear gas at a Nablus rally on Saturday celebrating the 44th anniversary of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
The rally, attended by hundreds of people, started at al-Quds street and walked toward Huwwara checkpoint. Israeli forces fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters carrying Palestinian flags and shouting slogans in support of hunger strikers.
A number of people suffered tear gas inhalation and teenagers Omar Daraghmeh, 14, and Bilal Safoutta, 16, were arrested by Israeli forces, witnesses said.
An Israeli spokeswoman said “50 Palestinians took part in a violent and illegal riot and threw rocks at security forces, who responded with riot dispersal means.”