On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured more than eighty Palestinians, including two medics, and caused damage to an ambulance during the weekly processions on Sbeih Mountain in Beita town, in addition to Beit Dajan, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers shot twenty Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused fifteen to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, in Beita.

The PRCS added that the medics provided the needed treatment to the wounded before moving three to a medical center.

The soldiers also fired rubber-coated steel bullets at one of its ambulances, smashing its rear window and injuring a medic in the shoulder and the arm.

In addition, the soldiers shot six Palestinians in Sbeih Mountain, in Beita, including a man in his sixties who was shot in the leg. At least thirty-six Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

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.