Israeli Rubber-Coated Bullets Injure Eight Palestinians

Published December 26th, 2021 - 08:25 GMT
Confronting Israeli soldiers
A Palestinian resident of the West Bank village of Burqa in a confrontation with Israeli soldiers after attacks by settlers, on 17 December 2021 (AFP)

Dozens of Palestinian protesters were injured Saturday when Israeli forces fired live and rubber-coated bullets in the northern occupied West Bank.

Eight Palestinians were injured by live bullets and 35 by rubber-coated bullets during the protest in Burqa village because of calls by Jewish settlers to march to the Homesh settlement near Nablus, which was evacuated in 2005.

The Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent, Ahmed Jebril, told Anadolu Agency that medical teams treated eight people with live bullet wounds.

He said one of the injured is in serious condition, while 95 were affected by tear gas.

Israeli and Palestinian estimates indicate there are about 650,000 settlers living in 164 settlements and 116 outposts in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem.

Under international law, all Jewish settlements in occupied territories are considered illegal.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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