7 wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers in West Bank: medics

Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-09 02:47:04|Editor: huaxia

RAMALLAH, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- At least seven Palestinians were injured on Friday during clashes with the Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, medical sources and eyewitnesses said.

The eyewitnesses told Xinhua that the clashes broke out when the soldiers used force to disperse dozens of Palestinians who were protesting against the Israeli construction of a settlement in Deir Jarir town near Ramallah.

They said that the soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas canisters at the protesters who threw stones at the soldiers.

Palestinian medical teams arrived at the scene soon and said at least seven protesters were injured, and dozens suffered suffocation.

On Dec. 23, dozens of Israeli settlers began installing tents and building equipment in Deir Jarir town under the protection of the Israeli army and police.

Palestinian protesters organize weekly anti-settlement rallies in several villages and towns across the West Bank. Enditem