Wednesday, 27 October 2021 06:33 GMT

Scores of Palestinian demonstrators wounded in confrontations with Israeli soldiers in West Bank

(MENAFN) Medics and eyewitnesses stated that on Friday, Sep. 17 scores of Palestinian demonstrators were wounded in confrontations with Israeli soldiers in demonstration against the Israeli settlement in the West Bank.

217 demonstrators were wounded by Israeli soldiers, comprising 35 fired by rubber-coated metal bullets and 182 subjected to suffocation after breathing in tear gas, according to a report by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.

Intense fighting erupted on Friday afternoon between scores of demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in villages of Beita and Beit Dajan close to northern West Bank city of Nablus, stated eyewitnesses.

Fighting in Beita have been carrying on for nearly four months in demonstration against founding a settlement position on lands that belong to the village's residents, with the demonstrators waving Palestinian flags, screaming slogans against Israel, and hurling stones at the soldiers who shot rubber bullets and tear gas canisters to separate them, they noted.

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