Israeli forces have injured nearly 70 Palestinians during clashes in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, following an attack by Israeli settlers on Palestinians’ vehicles in the area.
Palestinian media reported that clashes erupted between Israeli troops and Palestinians in the village of Burqa, northwest of Nablus City, on Sunday night.
According to the Palestine Red Crescent ambulance service, 15 Palestinians were hit by rubber bullets while 52 others suffered breathing difficulties after inhaling tear gas used by the Israeli troops.
Earlier on Sunday, four Palestinians were injured during an attack by settlers on Palestinians’ vehicles near the village.
The settlers hurled stones at Palestinian-owned vehicles under the protection of the Israeli army.
Last month, an Israeli advocacy group said Israel has been using settler violence as a “strategy” to take over the occupied West Bank and expel Palestinians from their own land.
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