World Bulletin / News Desk
Three Palestinians were wounded on Friday while others suffered temporary asphyxiation when Israeli forces violently dispersed anti-occupation rallies in several parts of the occupied West Bank.
Two Palestinians were wounded by rubber bullets when Israeli army forces dispersed a march staged to protest the Israeli occupation and the West Bank separation wall in western Ramallah, according to an AA correspondent.
He described the condition of one of the two victims as "critical," saying the man had been shot in the head and was taken to the Ramallah Medical Center for treatment.
The Popular Resistance Committee, which regularly organizes such rallies, said in a statement that a Palestinian youth had been wounded when a rally was dispersed in the northern West Bank town of Kafr Qaddum.
It added that the youth had been hit in the head by a teargas canister, but had received treatment at the scene.
The committee noted that scores of others had suffered temporary asphyxiation when the Israeli army dispersed rallies in the West Bank towns of Ni'ilin and Bil'in.
Palestinians stage protests each Friday against ongoing Israeli settlement building and Israel's separation wall, which snakes across the occupied West Bank isolating large swathes of Palestinian territory.
The weekly rallies are typically dispersed by force by the Israeli army.
According to the Palestinian government in Ramallah, the separation wall effectively cuts some 50,000 Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem off from the city center.