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

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said the soldiers shot three Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets in Beita.

The soldiers also caused several others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Sbeih Mountain in Beita.

He added that one of the wounded, a child, only twelve years of age, was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet.

Jibril also said the soldiers caused at least five Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Beit Dajan.

For about a year, the Palestinians have held weekly processions in Beita and Beit Dajan after illegal Israeli colonizers occupied Sbeih Mountain and installed an outpost on the privately-owned Palestinian lands.

The Israeli attacks against the protesters have led to hundreds of casualties, including several fatalities.

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