Israeli soldiers injure scores of Palestinians in weekly West Bank protests – – IMEMC News
On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured scores of Palestinians, some of whom were shot with live ammunition, and damaged six cars during weekly protests against the illegal annexation wall and settlements across the occupied West Bank.
In the town of Sinjil, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, soldiers fired numerous live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters at Palestinians before physically assaulting them several residents, causing injuries.
The attack in Sinjil came after several illegal Israeli settlers invaded Palestinian farmland in the ar-Rafid area of the village, where the settlers are trying to set up an outpost on Palestinian land.
According to media sources, two settlers were injured after the Palestinians intercepted their attack and threw stones at them.
The Palestinians were trying to tend to their land and plant it when the settlers and soldiers attacked them.
As a result, six Palestinian cars were damaged, two Palestinians were shot with live ammunition, two with rubber-coated steel bullets, and dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank town of Qalqilia, soldiers attacked the weekly procession and shot four young men with rubber-coated steel bullets. The soldiers also ambushed and attempted to abduct several Palestinians.
This week’s procession in Kufur Qaddoum was also held in solidarity with the gravely ill Palestinian detainee with cancer, Nasser Abu Hmeid, imprisoned by Israel and denied the right to specialized medical treatment.
The soldiers also attacked a non-violent procession near the main entrance to the village of al-Jeeb, northwest of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank, and injured five Palestinians who were sprayed with pepper spray and assaulted; among the injured were Moayyad Sha’ban, the head of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission in Jerusalem, and nonviolent activist Omar Maw’ed.
In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, soldiers fired at two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and subjected dozens to the effects of tear gas inhalation in the village of Beit Dajan, east of town.
In the town of Beita, south of Nablus, soldiers injured five Palestinians during the weekly procession near the town’s main entrance.
Since May last year, Palestinians have been holding continuous processions on their lands in Sbeih mountain in Nablus after a group of illegal Israeli settlers set up an outpost on top of the mountain.
Soldiers injured thousands of Palestinians during these protests and killed many others, including children.
Illegal Israeli settlers also attacked many Palestinians and cars in several areas of Nablus Governorate.
In Bethlehem, illegal Israeli settlers set up a tent to establish a new outpost on the stolen land near the main entrance to the villages of al-Khas and an-No’man, east of the town.