MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Hundreds of protesters were confronted by Israeli troops as they marched toward land that Israeli authorities seized in 1976 to build a Yitzhar settlement, the Maan news agency said.
Fifty protesters were injured by rubber bullets and dozens more suffered from inhaling tear gas, including a local deputy governor, the outlet cited the Palestinian Red Crescent as saying.
Palestinians marked the Land Day on Thursday, commemorating 41 years since the death of six Palestinians in a general strike that was triggered by Israel’s decision to expropriate large swaths of their land.
The UN Security Council regards Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as illegal. It passed a resolution last December telling Israel to stop and prompting an angry response from Tel Aviv.