Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, eight Palestinians, including five with live fire, and caused scores to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Nabi Saleh village, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

The soldiers invaded the village and attacked dozens of protesters, and fired live rounds at them, wounding five, in addition to injuring three others with rubber-coated steel bullets and causing dozens to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation.

Clashes took place near the main entrance of the town after the soldiers used excessive force against nonviolent protesters, marching in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees.

Medical sources in Nabi Saleh said all wounded Palestinians, who were shot with live army fire, are from Deir Ghassana nearby town.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers closed, several days ago, the main gate of the village, blocking the road leading to Ramallah and nearby towns, an issue that prevented ambulances from entering it, which forced the Palestinians to use unpaved dirt roads, using their private cars, to move the wounded to hospitals in Salfit governorate, which are relatively far from Ramallah.