Israeli forces attacked, on Friday, two non-violent demonstrations in the northern occupied West Bank, injuring dozens of Palestinian protesters including a journalist, the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported.

Southeast of Nablus city, in Beita village, soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel rounds, and tear gas canisters at the demonstrators who gathered to show their rejection of the occupation state’s continued settlement expansion.

One young man was shot and injured with a live bullet, 28 people, including a journalist, identified as Shadi Jarar’ah, were shot with rubber-coated steel rounds, 11 were burned by tear gas canisters and 147 civilians suffered inhalation injuries.

Quds News Network reported that prior to the rally, bulldozers razed roads leading to Mount Sbeih, in an attempt to block protestors’ access to the gathering site, in addition to destroying a water and power line for the community.

In another weekly demonstration held in Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, Israeli forces opened fire with rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters, shooting and injuring three young men with steel rounds, and causing 18 demonstrators to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

Video from Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission

Photo: Wahaj Bani Moufleh