Israeli soldiers shot, Tuesday, one Palestinian in Salfit, in central West Bank, and ten in Tubas in northeastern West Bank, during ongoing protests, and abducted three young men.

Local sources said dozens of Palestinians marched in Qarawat Bani Hassan town, west of Salfit, protesting the ongoing Israeli onslaught on Gaza and the escalation in the West Bank.

They added that the soldiers attacked the Palestinians with live fire, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the main entrance of the town.

Medical sources have confirmed that a young man was shot with a live round in the thigh before he was rushed to a hospital in a moderate condition.

Many Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets and the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In addition, the soldiers attacked protesters near Tayasir military roadblock, and ‘Atouf village, east of Tubas.

Ten Palestinians were shot with live ammunition in ‘Atouf, and three near Tayasir roadblock, while many others suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

The army also abducted three young men, after shooting them and took them to an unknown destination.

Furthermore, the soldiers shot thirteen Palestinians with live fire during protests that took place in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

In related news, the soldiers killed one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Ishaq Hmeid, 25, and injured at least 64, during protests in Ramallah, in central West Bank, and opened fire at reporters and medics. The Israeli army also reported that two soldiers were injured.

After the death of the Palestinian, several armed resistance fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers near the northern entrance of al-Biereh. An Israeli military spokesperson said two soldiers were injured.

In addition, the soldiers shot one Palestinian with live fire in the leg in Beit Sira village, west of Ramallah.

 First Published on: May 18, 2021, at 20:44