Israel injures 11 people in West Bank protests
At least 11 people were injured in the West Bank on Friday when Israeli forces attacked protesters who had gathered to support protests in Gaza.
After the Friday prayers, Palestinians staged protests in different parts of the West Bank, especially in the cities of Bethlehem and Hebron, in support of the Gaza Strip, which has been the target of Israeli attacks for 11 days.
Israeli forces intervened in the protests with live bullets as well as plastic bullets and tear gas, while Palestinians responded by throwing stones.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said in a statement that four people were injured by real bullets and seven by plastic bullets during attacks by Israeli forces.
None of the injured were in serious condition and many people were affected by tear gas, the statement added.
A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, a Palestinian resistance group, went into effect at 2 a.m. on Friday (2300 GMT Thursday).
The truce brokered by Egypt came after 11 days of Israeli airstrikes on the stranded Gaza Strip.
A total of 243 Palestinians, including 39 women and 66 children, have been killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza since May 10.
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