Soldiers Injure Hundreds Of Palestinians In West Bank

29 Feb
2:04 PM

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, hundreds of Palestinians across several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army used live and rubber-coated metal rounds, in addition to teargas bombs and stun grenades.

The Palestinian Red Crescent stated that its crews have dealt with 191 injuries during confrontations in the village of Beita, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

One of the wounded Palestinians is a child who was shot with a live round in the back.

The injuries varied as some were shot with live fire, dozens were wounded by rubber-coated steel bullets, and at least 46 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to one who was shot with a tear gas grenade in the head.

In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers shot a young man with a sponge-tipped bullet in the head, and many others were injured by shrapnel of live ammunition during protests in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the city.

In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted two young men in the al-‘Arqa village, west of the city, and injured more than 60 Palestinians, including many who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

Media sources said the soldiers abducted Amir Yousef Yahia and Nour Ibrahim Yahia, in the village after several army jeeps invaded it.

Protests and dozens of injuries were reported in many parts of the West Bank, especially in Azzoun, near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, Hebron governorate, in southern West Bank, Ramallah, and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank, Jericho, and many other areas.

The soldiers also abducted two young Palestinian men in the al- Fawwar refugee camp, in Hebron.

Furthermore, the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to several live rounds at protesters and homes, in Shu’fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied Jerusalem.

Media sources said protests took place when at least three army jeeps invaded the refugee camp.

Dozens of residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

A few protesters also hurled Molotov cocktails at the invading army jeeps, burning one of them.

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