At least 89 Palestinians were wounded, while hundreds others felt suffocation as a result of tear-gas shells and rubber-coated metal bullets fired by Israeli army during protests condemning the illegal Jewish settlements in areas of the occupied West Bank.
The director of the Emergency and Emergency Center in the Red Crescent in Nablus, Ahmed Jibril, told Anadolu Agency that “two Palestinians were wounded by live bullets, one of whom was taken to receive treatment in the hospital, during the confrontations that erupted in the town of Beita, south of Nablus (north).”
He added, “The Red Crescent crews also received 82 people injured with rubber-coated metal bullets, and four of them were transferred to the hospital for treatment.”
Jibril added said they dealt with 13 people who received injuries from falls, six with burns, and 177 from tear gas suffocation, all of which were treated in the field.
Eyewitnesses told, “The Israeli army fired live and metal bullets and tear gas canisters at hundreds of Palestinians after Friday prayers near Mount Sabih”. The mount is feared to be confiscated from them as a result of the settlement in the town of Beita, south of Nablus.
According to the witnesses Palestinian youths threw stones at the Israeli occupational forces, and set fire to rubber tires.