This Friday, Palestinians called for hoisting the national flag, as a symbol of steadfastness and resistance to the ongoing Israeli occupation. In addition, Palestinians expressed their rage over the killing of the Dawabsheh family of Duma – Sa’d, baby Ali and Riham, who passed away earlier this week – and call on the Israeli authorities to arrest the arsonists. In Nabi Saleh, which has endured increased violence in the past few weeks, locals and solidarity activists confronted the Israeli army waving the Palestinian flag. The IDF responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, as well as several attempts to nab protesters and arrest them. Soldiers tried to ambush protesters, but failed to arrest them. Instead, they raided the village and hurled sun grenades and tear gas canister at houses and olive trees, causing a small fire. No major injuries reported.
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