Palestinian Settlement Minister Waleed Assaf was shot in the ear while participating in a protest march against attempts by Israeli soldiers and settlers to seize power. "Jabl Al-Resan" area, west of Ras Karkar village west of Ramallah.
"The minister said that Israeli soldiers deliberately fired the rubber bullets against him, and wounded him and two of his companions," the Palestinian news agency Wafa reported on Thursday (19459016). ]
Residents of Ras Karkar village fight against Israeli attempts to seize their land in favor of colonial expansion in the area to separate the city of Ramallah from neighboring villages.
On Wednesday, dozens of Palestinians were asphyxiated during the Israeli occupation forces' dispersal of a peaceful march to Ras Karkar against settlers trying to seize their farmland.
"The Israeli army has banned dozens of villagers from entering agricultural land that settlers want to seize to build a new settlement, which has resulted in clashes." Ras Karkar's Prime Minister Rabi Abu Fakhida was quoted by Anadolu as saying.
The region of western Ramallah of some 100,000 Palestinians is constantly targeted by settler attacks, where Israel "establishes eight settlements," according to the agency.