On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly procession in Beit Dajan, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Media sources said the Palestinians marched in the eastern area of the village, protesting the escalating Israeli violations and illegal colonialist activities and marking the eighteenth anniversary of the death of the late President Yasser Arafat.

The sources added that the soldiers fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The procession was organized by the Coordination Committee between Palestinian factions, the Popular Committee for Defending Beit Danaj Lands, and the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission.

The Palestinians have been holding ongoing processions on their lands in Sbeih Mountain in Beita, and in Beit Dajan, since May of last year after a group of illegal Israeli colonizers installed an outpost atop the Mountain.

The soldiers injured thousands of Palestinians during these protests and killed several others, including children.

The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if the colonizers occupied it, the colony would lead to the annexation of 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands and would also lead to the isolation of a large area of Palestinian lands.