On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured twenty-one Palestinians during the weekly processions in Beita and Beit Dajan villages, east and south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers shot one Palestinian with a gas bomb in the head and caused sixteen others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Beit Dajan.

The PRCS added that the soldiers also caused four Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Abu Sbeih Mountain, in Beita.

The soldiers also fired several rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinian ambulances while trying to reach the wounded Palestinian to render the needed first aid.

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.

The soldiers injured thousands of Palestinians during these protests and killed several others, including children.

The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if the colonizers occupied it, 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.