Israeli forces have shot and injured three Palestinians during clashes involving local residents and settlers in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian media reported that the Israeli regime soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians in the village of Burqa on Monday.
The regime’s troops also used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the Palestinians who had gathered against an intrusion by settlers into their hometown.
The confrontation turned violent after Israeli forces intervened to protect the settlers.
Ghassan Daghlas, an activist who monitors Israeli violations in the region, said the settlers had sneaked into the village from the nearby settlement of Homesh.
Burqa and its surroundings have witnessed a considerable number of vandalism incidents involving Israeli settlers over the past few weeks.
Israeli rights group B’Tselem documented hundreds of such assaults last year. But Israeli authorities rarely prosecute the settler assaults on Palestinians and their property and…