(Edited from Ma’an News and Human Rights Observers’ reports)
Dozens of Palestinians have been injured in towns across the West Bank after Israeli troops cracked down on demonstrations against the Israeli mass killings in Gaza.
Today, students marched to the Israeli separation wall near Rachael’s Tomb. Young Palestinians pelted Israeli military vehicles with stones and empty bottles. The soldiers fired live ammunition, tear gas and sound grenades. Ten people were injured, witnesses said.
Israeli soldiers shot 16-year-old Nabil Nayif Al-‘Eisawi in the chest. Sources at Beit Jala government hospital described his injury as “critical.” The rest were injured moderately and slightly.
In the Hebron district in the southern West Bank, about 20 Palestinians have been injured after Israeli soldiers opened fire in various place, reporters said on Monday.
Ma’an’s reporter said that at least 10 people have been injured in Bani Na’im, east of Hebron and six others have been injured in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron.
Local sources said that 16-year-old Muhammad Khlayyil was was seriously injured during the confrontation in Beit Ummar. Eyewitnesses told Ma’an that clashes erupted in the morning and continued into the afternoon. Israeli forces overran the town firing live ammunition, tear gas and sound grenades, witnesses said.
Two people have also been injured in Al-Arrub refugee camp and several people in Hebron itself, including one seriously injured.
Eyewitnesses in Al-Arrub refugee camp stated that an Israeli settler was injured after his car was struck by stones. Palestinian young people set fire to car tires and threw stones at Israeli military vehicles. Israeli soldiers intervened to disperse the demonstration using live ammunition, rubber-coater metal bullets and tear gas canisters.
In the town of Surif, north of Hebron, eight Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers. Four others were detained.
Israeli sources said that a Jewish settler was hospitalized after being injured near Surif.
A Palestinian student was killed on Monday morning after Israeli forces opened fire on a peaceful demonstration in the West Bank against the Israeli mass killings in the Gaza Strip
19-year-old Muhammad Shreitih was killed at the student rally in the village of Al-Mazra’a Al-Qibliya, near the city of Ramallah.
Palestinians across the West Bank took to the streets for a second day on Monday, confronting Israeli troops and expressing solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Relatives of the deceased told Ma’an that students marched to the Israeli settlements near the village. Clashes erupted between the students and Israeli soldiers near the Talmon settlement. Shretih, a student in his third year of secondary school, was shot in the head and died on the way to Khalid Hospital in Ramallah.
Israeli media reported that an Israeli settler named Moshe Benbenishti, a student in a Jewish school in the settlement opened fire at the Palestinians.
Israeli security sources commented on the incident, saying, “The settler felt he was endangered when 200 Palestinians were pelting his car with stones, so he fired at them.”
Meanwhile, Israeli forces stormed the village of Ni’lin, also west of Ramallah, closing all entrances to the town as fierce clashes erupted between the invading forces and Palestinian youths.