Gaza officials confirmed that two Palestinians died during the West Bank protests against Israel’s attack against the Hamas. Around 10,00 0protesters marched from Ramallah towards East Jerusalem where some Israeli forces were stationed in the Qalandia checkpoint.
Troops only used riot dispersal means after the West Bank protestors threw rocks against the police and blocked the road burning tires and rubber.
The Israel military campaign, which had reached a death toll of 600 civilians, is the inspiration of the protests in the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Operation Protective Edge was necessary to ensure the safety of Israel towns from Gaza rocket fire. The operation started a few weeks ago, with the death of three innocent teenage Israelis.
The Palestinian Authority had also called for the West Bank protests, calling on their people for a “Day of Anger” Friday, during the last day of Ramadan. Israeli police had also arrested 20 protesters.
Meanwhile, civilians continue to flee from the Israeli attacks. More than 13 people have died as a UN school-turned-shelter was bombarded. It was the fourth UN sanctioned area that was hit by Israeli operations. According to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), the Hamas often used civilian infrastructures and international symbols as their shields.