Ramallah, 24 Jumadil Awwal 1436/15 March 2015 (MINA) – Scores of Palestinian and foreign activists suffered injuries when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) violently subdued the weekly marches and protests staged on Friday (13/3) afternoon in different West Bank towns.
Paramedics told Anadolu news agency that they evacuated a Palestinian young man after he suffered a serious bullet injury during clashes in Jalazoun refugee camp as well as six others who suffered minor rubber bullet injuries, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Three young men also sustained rubber bullet injuries in the confrontations that took place outside the entrance of the Ofer prison and dozens suffered from inhaling tear gas in Silwad town, east of Ramallah.
One Israeli soldier has reportedly suffered facial injuries in Silwad clashes.
In Kafr Qaddum town, Israeli soldiers used live bullets to disperse protesters, leading to the injury of two young men.
The residents of Kafr Qaddum organize every Friday a march on the main road of their town to protest its closure by the Israeli occupation army for more than 14 years.
In Bethlehem, the IOF attacked the weekly march of Masarah town and rendered several protesters wounded as they were marching towards the segregation wall.
The march was dedicated this week to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the young men who had been killed years ago by Israeli soldiers in the town.
In the Nabi Saleh march west of Ramallah, Israeli soldiers detained and physically assaulted five participants including one American female activist and two Palestinian girls.
Many other protesters in Nabi Saleh march, including a little girl, were injured when Israeli soldiers attacked them with batons and rifle butts. Others fainted and suffocated as a result of the density of tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers.
One of the protesters also suffered a bullet injury, according to participants.
The Palestinians along with foreign activists organize every Friday afternoon marches in protest at Israel’s segregation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank towns of Nabi Saleh, Bil’in, Ni’lin, Kafr Qaddum, and Masarah. (T/P006/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)