On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly processions in Beita and Beit Dajan, south and east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured many Palestinians.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Nablus branch of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers caused twelve Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Beit Dajan.

Jibril added that the soldiers also shot a young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the back and caused four to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Beita.

The Palestinians marched while raising Palestinian flags and chanting against the illegal Israeli occupation, its escalating violations, and the ongoing illegal colonialist activities.

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.

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.