Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian protesters in ‘Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, wounding twenty Palestinians, including one who suffered a moderate injury.The Qalqilia office of the Red Crescent Society (RCS) said the soldiers shot and injured two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets.

Another Palestinian was shot with a sponge-tipped bullet in his abdomen causing a moderate injury that required hospitalization.

The RCS added that seventeen Palestinians received treatment for the effects of tear gas inhalation after the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs at the protesters, nearby homes and property.