Israeli forces use teargas on Palestinians

Eight Palestinians were hurt as the Israeli army dispersed tear gas with one Palestinian shot in the foot, while others were hit by rubber bullets

Israeli forces use teargas on Palestinians

World Bulletin / News Desk

Eight Palestinians were injured and dozens suffered temporary asphyxia from teargas during clashes with Israeli army troops in different parts of the West Bank, according to a Palestinian NGO.

"One person was shot in the foot with live ammunition, while five others were hit by rubber bullets when the Israeli army dispersed weekly anti-settlement protests in western Nablus," the Popular Resistance Committees said in a statement.

Wounded protesters were taken to a state-run hospital in Nablus while those who suffered temporary asphyxia were treated on the spot, the committees said.

Similar clashes broke out in several other areas of the West Bank.

Palestinians stage rallies every Friday to protest ongoing Israeli settlement construction and the separation barrier, which snakes through the occupied West Bank isolating several Palestinian communities.

The weekly rallies are typically dispersed by force by the Israeli army.

According to the Palestinian government in Ramallah, the separation barrier effectively cuts some 50,000 Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem off from the city center.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Nisan 2015, 16:32