Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday, many Palestinians near Beit El military roadblock, north of al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.
WAFA said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against students of Bir Zeit University, who were nonviolently marching in condemnation of death of a political prisoner, identified as Nassar Taqatqa, 31, who died while in solitary confinement in Nitzan Israeli Prison.
The sources added that dozens of soldiers were deployed in and around the military roadblock, while more troops were deployed on the surrounding hills.
The soldiers fired a barrage of high-velocity gas bombs, concussion grenades, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters.
Medical sources said dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and others suffered cuts and bruises.