Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Friday, with rubber-coated steel rounds and tear gas towards Palestinian protesters in various towns in the Nablus governorate in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Ahmad Jibril, Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Emergency Department told the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) that soldiers shot and injured five Palestinian young men with rubber-coated steel rounds in Beita town southwest of Nablus, while five others suffered after being chased by the army.

Quds Press added that 40 additional young men at the non-violent protest suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

Palestinians in the town of Beita have been demonstrating in rejection of the illegal colonial outpost built on Palestinian-owned lands on Jabal Sbeih near Beita, during which nine unarmed young men have been killed by the occupation army.

In Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, the army attacked peaceful demonstrations to protest the illegal expropriation of Palestinian-owned lands, injuring 19 people including 5 with rubber-coated steel rounds, while 14 suffered inhalation injuries from tear gas, WAFA reported.

Dozens of Palestinian civilians were injured by Israeli forces following an attempt by illegal colonists to invade the village of Burqa, northwest of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official.

Ghassan Daghlas, who records the local illegal Israeli colonial activity, stated that while Palestinian civilians resisted a settler invasion, the army protected the settlers by opening fire with tear gas canisters towards the Palestinians, striking one young man in the head with a tear gas canister.

Dozens more suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation, all of whom were treated on site by local medics.

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~ WAFA, Quds Press
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