Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians near the main entrance of Burqa town, northwest of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded the area to accompany hundreds of illegal colonizers into the site of a former colony.
Update: The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has confirmed that the soldiers injured fifty Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades, and gas bombs during processions that took place after hundreds of colonizers marched in the area.
Among the wounded is a Palestine TV cameraman, Fadi Yassin, who was shot with a rubber-coated bullet while documenting the invasion and the resulting procession.
The soldiers closed many major roads, and installed roadblocks and sand mounds, to prevent the Palestinians from entering or leaving the area.
Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the village’s main entrance to accompany groups of colonizers who marched towards the evacuated Homesh colony.
They added that the colonizers came in more than fifty buses and were accompanied by many army vehicles.
Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, cuts, and lacerations, during protests that erupted after the army invaded the area.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers closed the main roads leading to Burqa after placing sand mounds on them to “secure” the march of the illegal colonizers.
The protests continued until morning hours while the army pushed more military jeeps and soldiers into the area.