Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, five Palestinians during protests that erupted in ‘Atouf village in the West Bank’s Northern Plains after the soldiers prevented dozens of residents from participating in the national conference against the illegal Israeli annexation and apartheid policies.

The head of ‘Atouf Village Council, Abdullah Bisharat, said the soldiers stopped and detained dozens of residents at the military roadblocks near the al-Hamra and Tayasir villages.

The incident led to confrontations with the soldiers in ‘Atouf, who fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Two Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and three others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

In related news, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian, identified as Yousef Mkheimar, while walking in the al-Asbat Gates area in occupied Jerusalem.