Israeli occupation injures over 240 Palestinians in Nablus
The Israeli occupation forces use live munition and rubber-coated steel bullets as a means of "dispersing" Palestinians protesting a settler march in Nablus.
Sunday dawn, the Israeli occupation forces used live munition and rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse Palestinians who were protesting against a settler march near an illegal settlement outpost at the entrance of Barqa, northwest of Nablus.
Some 247 Palestinians sustained various injuries, the Palestinian Red Crescent reported, due to the brutal means of Israeli suppression.
The Palestinian Red Crescent also reported that at least seven demonstrators were injured by live munition, and the Palestinian Health Ministry said one of those injured, a 17-year-old, was seriously hurt and taken to the An-Najah hospital in Nablus.
Israeli media said a vehicle attempted to open fire at a military site near Nablus, and after searching, the IOF found dozens of bullets at the site, with more searching underway. However, the IOF did not confirm if its occupation soldiers were directly targeted.
Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian official in charge of the settlement issue in the northern part of the West Bank, said the Israeli occupation forces closed off the main entrance to Barqa amid confrontations with Palestinians, in which the IOF opened fire and used tear gas.
95 Palestinian civilians were treated for suffocation from tear gas and other minor injuries, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.
"Bazaria is also seeing confrontations amid attempts to confront the settlers' march toward the "Homesh" settlement," Daghlas added.
Quds News Network reported that Palestinians opened fire against the occupation forces in Barqa, northwest of Nablus.
Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem hailed the popular resistance against the Israeli occupation's crimes against the Palestinian people.
"Only our people will remain on this land because they are righteous and history is on their side. Settlers and usurper occupiers of this land have no place here," he added.
Liberated prisoner and Palestinian Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan hailed the Palestinian people's unity and their standing in the face of the occupation as a means to protect their land and sanctities.
"We were and still are the spark that started the stone-throwing intifada, Al-Aqsa intifada, and Al-Quds intifada. And today, we will curb the settlements," he said.
Israeli settlers have been storming cities under the protection of the IOF all over the West Bank throughout the entirety of this past week, during which they violated homes, assaulted families, and even desecrated graves, leading to hundreds of injuries.
Just three days ago, more than 100 Palestinian civilians sustained various injuries in Barqa, Nablus, during confrontations between Palestinians and the IOF.
Medical sources said the confrontations took place shortly after hundreds of IOF-protected Israeli settlers attempted to storm the village.