Israeli forces injure more than 250 Palestinian protesters

Israeli forces injure more than 250 Palestinian protesters

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, most of the injured were sustained in the village of Beita, in the northern occupied West Bank.

About 270 Palestinian protesters were injured, mostly by tear gas, in clashes with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.
Most of the injuries were sustained in the village of Beita near Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, where residents have been steadily demonstrating since May, when Israeli settlers began to set up caravans and pave roads at the top of the city. ‘a contested hill.

The Red Crescent said most of those injured in the occupied West Bank on Friday needed tear gas inhalation treatment, while seven Palestinians were injured by live ammunition and around 50 by rubber-coated bullets.

The IDF told AFP news agency that a crowd of around 150 Palestinians in Beita threw stones and burning tires at the soldiers, who responded “with riot dispersal means” and Gunshots.

In the south of the territory, Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas at Palestinians in Beit Ummar mourning the death of Shawkat Khalid Awad, 20, who was killed by gunfire. Israeli army on Thursday during the funeral of a Palestinian boy.

Two Palestinians were fatally injured by Israeli army gunfire in Beita last week.

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered earlier this month in Beita, a hot spot in recent months, to protest the wilderness settlement of Evyatar, located nearby.

The protests left 320 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces, according to the Red Crescent.

All Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are considered illegal by most of the international community.

Beita has been a flashpoint in recent months for protests against illegal Israeli settlements [Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP]


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