Dozens of Palestinians injured in anti-settlement protests in West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians injured in anti-settlement protests in West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians taking part in anti-settlement protests in the occupied West Bank have been injured by Israeli forces.

The Palestine Red Crescent ambulance service said on Friday that five Palestinian protesters were hit by rubber bullets during clashes with Israeli forces in Burqa Village and the town of Beita in Nablus Province on Friday.

According to the report, 43 other Palestinians suffered breathing difficulties due to inhaling tear gas used by the Israeli troops to disperse the anti-settlement protests in Burqa, Beita and the village of Beit Dajan in Nablus.

Three other protesters suffered different injuries during the clashes in the West Bank province.

Since May, Beita has seen intensified clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting against a settlement outpost that has been established on Sobeih Mountain by settlers under the protection of Israeli forces.

In the village of Kafr Qaddum, east of the West Bank city of Qalqilya,…

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