Several protesters injured as Israeli army quell West Bank protests

RAMALLAH, Several protesters were injured on Friday when Israeli forces quelled a number of protests across the occupied West Bank marking 100 days since US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

In Ramallah district, Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel rounds at protesters who were rallying at the northern entrance to al-Bireh city, injuring one of them. The forces also used teargas to disperse them, causing many cases of suffocation from teargas inhalation.

Clashes also erupted in the village of Budrus, to the west of Ramallah, during which Israeli forces injured two protesters with rubber-coated steel rounds.

Meanwhile, Israeli army fired teargas canisters at protesters in the nearby village of Ni’lin, causing many cases of suffocation by teargas inhalation.

In Nablus district, clashes erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters in the village of Lubban e-Sharqia. The forces fired rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters, injuring one of them.

In Qalqilia district, dozens of protesters suffocated from teargas inhalation during clashes with Israeli army in the village of Kafr Qaddum.

Similar clashes also erupted in many areas of the occupied West Bank and along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, marking 100 days since US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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