Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday evening, two Palestinians, and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, in Bethlehem city, south of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Local sources said dozens of Palestinians held a nonviolent procession in solidarity with the Gaza Strip amidst the ongoing Israeli bombardment and shelling of the coastal region.

They added that the procession started from the Bab az-Zqaq area in the city before the Palestinians marched towards the northern entrance of the city.

The soldiers started firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the protesters near the northern entrance of the city.

Medical sources said two young men were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets; one in the head and one in the leg and added that many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In related news, illegal Israeli colonialist settlers uprooted Palestinian agricultural lands in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem.