On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians during the weekly nonviolent procession in Sbeih Mountain and Beita town and Beit Dajan, south and east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers shot one Palestinian with a rubber-coated steel bullet and causing at least twenty to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Sheih Mountain and the main entrance of Beita town, south of Nablus.

In Beit Dajan, the soldiers attacked the nonviolent procession with gas bombs and concussion grenades after the Palestinians held Friday prayers in front of two homes demolished by the army last Monday.

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.