On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured several Palestinians, including a journalist, during the weekly procession against the illegal colonies near Sbeih mountain near Beita town, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers shot a journalist with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the leg.

Jibril added that the soldiers also fired many concussion grenades and gas bombs at the Palestinians, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

It is worth mentioning that the weekly procession against the illegal Israeli colonies was also held in Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus.

Since May of last year, the Palestinians have been holding ongoing processions on their lands in Sbeih Mountain 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 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.