Seven Palestinians were wounded Saturday during clashes with Israeli army troops, and dozens others suffered temporary asphyxiation from teargas, an Anadolu Agency correspondent in the scene reported.
Israeli army forces also detained a female youth who participated in the clashes, as Palestinians threw rocks at the Israeli army troops.
Dozens of students from Birzeit University – located near the West Bank city of Ramallah – staged a demonstration at the gate of Ofer prison to protest the death of Palestinian senior official Ziad Abu Ein during an encounter with Israeli army.
Abu Ein died Wednesday when Israeli troops dispersed a demonstration against the expansion of Jewish-only settlements in the West Bank and Israel's separation wall.
On Thursday, Saber al-Aloul, head of the Palestinian forensic institute, said that preliminary autopsy results had shown that Abu Ein's death had been caused by "a lack of blood to the heart, caused by a hemorrhage in the inner lining of the coronary artery – signs usually associated with anguish and stress."
Ehab Bessaiso, a Palestinian Authority spokesman, said the Israeli government is "responsible" for Abu Ein's death.