Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding many Palestinians, including a young man, who suffered a serious injury, after the soldiers shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his head.Medical sources said the soldiers shot the young man directly in his head, causing him a very serious injury, before local medics transferred him to a hospital, where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
The soldiers also shot three other young men, while dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin said this week’s nonviolent protest comes in solidarity with hunger striking detainee, Journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, who started his hunger strike 80 days ago, and against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation, colonies and constant violations.
Also on Friday, the soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In related news, the soldiers assaulted many Palestinian protesters close to the Ofer Israeli prison, near Ramallah, and fired several gas bombs on them.
Media sources said the journalists were far from confrontations that were taking place between the soldiers and local youths, but the army deliberately targeted them to force him away, causing many of them to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The soldiers also fired dozens of rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades on the protesters.
In the Bethlehem district, the soldiers shot a young man, with a live round in his arm, during clashes with local youths, after the army invaded Um Rokba area, in al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem.
Local medics moved the wounded young man to the Beit Jala government-run hospital, suffering a moderate-but-stable injury.