146 Palestinians injured in clash with Israeli forces again
Published: 04:41 PM, 24 July 2021
A total of 146 Palestinians were injured in attacks by Israeli security forces during protests against illegal settlements. The attack took place on Friday in a border village in the Palestinian-occupied West Bank town of Beita el-Foka. Outraged Palestinians were protesting against the establishment of an illegal checkpoint by Israeli security forces there.
Al Jazeera reported this on Friday, citing the source of doctors, however, the Israeli military claimed two of its soldiers were “slightly injured” in Friday’s violence.
A local journalist told AFP that hundreds of Palestinians had gathered in the border town of Beita el-Foka, located in the north of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on Friday. There they were protesting against the establishment of an illegal checkpoint by the Israeli military.
Al Jazeera says Palestinians have been protesting regularly in the area against Israeli illegal settlements on Palestinian land.
The Israeli military said in a statement that violence and tensions had been raging for several hours in the area of the Givat Eviatar outpost, south of the city of Nablus. Hundreds of Palestinians hurled stones at Israeli troops. In response, the army took steps to control the violence.
The statement further claimed that two Israeli soldiers were “lightly injured” in the violence and were later taken to hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Red Crescent reported that 146 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli security forces during the protests. Among them, 9 were injured by fresh bullets, 34 by rubber bullets and 6 by tear gas.