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Palestinian killed, dozens injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in WB

Published : 28 May 2022, 00:49

  DF News Desk

A Palestinian protester clashes with Israeli soldiers and members of Israeli border police following a protest against the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Hawara, south of Nablus, on May 27, 2022. Photo: Xinhua by Ayman Nobani.

A Palestinian teenager was killed and more than 90 injured on Friday in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, Palestinian medics and eyewitnesses said, reported Xinhua.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement that Zeid Ghuneim, 15, was killed after he was shot by Israeli soldiers in the neck and back during clashes in the town of al-Khader, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Israeli authorities have not commented on the incidents yet.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said in a statement that more than 90 Palestinians were injured during protests and clashes with the Israeli soldiers in the villages of Burqa, Beit Dajan, Beita and Huwara.

Among the injured, 10 were shot by live ammunition, 22 by rubber bullets, and dozens suffered from inhaling tear gas, said the organization.

Fierce clashes broke out in several towns and villages on Friday, mainly near the northern West Bank cities of Nablus and Qalqilya, and dozens of anti-settlement demonstrators burned tires and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers, Palestinian eyewitnesses said.

The Palestinians organized rallies and protests on Fridays against the Israeli government's policies of expanding settlements and confiscation of lands, and the demonstrations usually turn into clashes with the Israeli soldiers.