On Sunday night, Israeli soldiers injured dozens of Palestinians near the southern entrance of Jericho city, in the northeastern West Bank, after the army fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians and their cars near the military roadblock the army closed a day earlier.
Eyewitnesses said hundreds of Palestinian cars were waiting along the street near the roadblock, and some of them stepped out of their vehicles before the soldiers started firing gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.
They added that dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, cuts, and bruises, while Palestinian medics could not reach them.
Jericho remains under strict Israeli siege after the soldiers closed all its entrances and installed roadblocks, forcing many Palestinians to seek alternate means to enter or leave Jericho through dirt roads.
The closures impact thousands of Palestinians, including those trying to travel to Jordan or return to Palestine through the Israeli-controlled border terminal near Jericho and the thousands who are vacationing in Jericho.