Israeli soldiers shot, Monday, 149 Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, as the army continued to use excessive force against Palestinians protesting the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Palestinian Health Ministry has reported.
The Ministry said that the soldiers shot 146 Palestinians, 77 of them in the West Bank, and 69 in the Gaza Strip, and that at least fifty of them required hospitalization after initial treatment.
The soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at protesters.
Many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and received the needed treatment.
In addition, the soldiers invaded Bab az-Zawiya area, in Hebron city, and shot a young man with live rounds in his leg, before local medics rushed him to a hospital.
Dozens of soldiers also invaded the southern area of Hebron city, in addition to the towns of Yatta and Sa’ir, the al-Fawwar and al-‘Arroub refugee camp, and injured many Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Furthermore, a large military force invaded Beit ‘Anoun area, east of Hebron, before breaking into homes and violently searching them, in addition to deliberately smashing several windows.
The soldiers also fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
The army closed the iron gate leading to the area, and searched many cars and pedestrians.
The soldiers also used excessive force against nonviolent protesters at the main entrance of the al-Fawwar refugee camp, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers injured many Palestinians, near Huwwara military roadblock, south of the city, in addition to Beit Forik and Salem towns, east of Nablus, and Sebastia town, north of the city.
In Jerusalem, the soldiers used excessive force against nonviolent protesters in Bab al-‘Amoud, and assaulted many women and young men, in addition to confiscating Palestinian flags, and abducted a young man.
The soldiers also attacked many journalists and pushed them away, to prevent them from documenting the military and police escalation and violence.
In addition, the soldiers shot a young man, with live fire, in the Suwwana neighborhood, and abducted him before moving him to an Israeli hospital.
In Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, the soldiers shot a young man with a live round in his leg, and another young man with an expanding bullet in his shoulder, causing an amputation, in addition to shooting many others with rubber-coated steel bullets.
Most of the wounded were moved by Red Crescent medics to Thabet Thabet government hospital, for treatment.
The soldiers also invaded and clashed with many protesters close to the Annexation Wall gate, near Zeita and Qaffin towns, north of Tulkarem, in addition to invading the area surrounding the Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, before wounding three students with rubber-coated steel bullets, and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
In addition, the army fired many gas bombs into schools in Tulkarem governorate, forcing the administrations to send the students back home.
In al-Biereh, near Ramallah in central West Bank, the soldiers shot six Palestinians, including a photojournalist, identified as Nasser Shiokhy, who was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his shoulder.
In the Gaza Strip, the soldiers shot, and moderately injured, two young men with live rounds, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the coastal region.
It is worth mentioning that, late on Monday at night, the Israeli Airforce fired missiles into an area in the al-‘Atatra area, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, causing property damage.