Dozens of Palestinian protesters were injured on Friday, January 14, during clashes with Israeli soldiers in two areas of the West Bank, according to doctors and eyewitnesses.
Palestinian doctors say at least 15 protesters have been injured by plastic bullets and dozens more have suffered respiratory problems as Israeli troops fired tear gas at protesters. Nablus and to Kalkilia.
According to eyewitnesses, clashes broke out between protesters and Israeli soldiers during weekly demonstrations by Palestinians to protest the recent expansion of Jewish settlements and land grabs in the West Bank.
As they said, the clashes were fierce in the village Beit Dazan, east of Nablus, where Palestinians pelted Israeli soldiers with stones and they responded with plastic bullets and tear gas to disperse them.
Meanwhile, six other Palestinians were injured by Israeli soldiers’ plastic bullets during a demonstration in the community. Kafr Kadum, east of Kalkilia.
The Israeli military has not commented on the allegations.
Israel has annexed the West Bank and East Jerusalem claimed by the Palestinians after the 1967 Six-Day War.
Sources: RES-EIA, Xinhua