World Bulletin / News Desk
Five Palestinians were injured by live fire, and tens of others suffered from suffocation, as the Israeli army broke up a weekly protest in the West Bank.
The protesters were rallying against settlements and the separation wall.
An Anadolu Agency correspondent said that five citizens were injured with live bullets, two of them in the stomach and the other three in their limbs, as the Israeli army dispersed the protest in the town of Kafr Qaddum in the West Bank.
The report added that the injured victims were transported for treatment at the government-run Rafidia Hospital in Nablus.
Tens of other people suffering from cases of suffocation were treated at a field hospital.
Clashes also broke out in the afternoon at the entrance of the Israeli Offer Prison, west of Ramallah, and at the entrance to the town Silwad, east of Ramallah, according to eyewitnesses.
The Israeli army used tear gas as well as live and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.
This led to tens of injuries following the firing of rubber bullets, as well as suffocation after inhaling tear gas. The protesters were treated in a field hospital.