Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of Palestinians during the weekly procession in Sbeih Mountain in Beita town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Medical sources said the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets and concussion grenades, causing dozens of injuries, mainly due to the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Nablus, said the soldiers also closed roads and obstructed the work of the Palestinian medics who were rushing to provide the needed treatment to the wounded.
The Palestinians have been holding ongoing processions on their lands in Sbeih Mountain since May of last year after a group of illegal Israeli colonizers installed an outpost atop the mountain. During these protests, the soldiers injured thousands of Palestinians and killed several others, including children.
The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if it is occupied by the colonizers 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.
In related news, the soldiers injured many Palestinians and caused damage to an ambulance during the weekly procession against the illegal colonies, in Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus.
In addition, the soldiers injured many Palestinians during protests that erupted in the Bab az-Zawiya area, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.