Three Palestinians were wounded by rubber-coated bullets fired by the army at a group of Palestinian protesters on Tuesday, while several other residents received medical treatment after inhaling gas fired by the soldiers in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The clashes took place near an illegal settlement outpost after the settlers threatened to shoot and killed resident Ahmad Hashim, while he was farming his land.
The settlers fired rounds of live ammunition into the air and attacked the resident in an attempt to force him out of his land. A section of the illegal outpost is installed on his land.
Later on, students organized a protest demanding Israel to halt the attacks against Palestinian farmers and allow them to farm their lands.
The students, members of the Student’s Committee of the National Committee Against the Wall, wanted to help Hashim but the army fired gas bombs and rubber coated bullets; three were wounded and several students received treatment by medics after inhaling gas fired by the soldiers.