Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians during protests that took place in the Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also invaded Biddu town, northwest of Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinians.
Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at the permanent military roadblock at the entrance of the Shuhada neighborhood in Hebron, attacked dozens of Palestinians who marched in the area, protesting the constant Israeli violations and the ongoing occupation.
They added that the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades, shooting two in the arm and leg, and causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In related news, the soldiers invaded the town, northwest of Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinians who were among the dozens of residents marching in solidarity with Nasser Abu Hmeid, 49, a Palestinian detainee who is in a serious condition in Israeli prison.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) stated that Nasser has been in a coma since Tuesday at the Israeli Barzilai hospital, where he has been for five days following a serious fever. Abu Hmeid has been found to have a severe lung infection and is currently on artificial respiration, in critical condition.
In Biddu town, northwest of Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted two young men, identified as Fuad Mansour and Ali Eid, during a procession in solidarity with Abu Hmeid, after the army invaded the town.
The soldiers also installed a military roadblock on the road between Beit Doqqo and Beit Ijza near villages.