Friday: several Palestinians injured by the IOF

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On Friday hundreds of Palestinians were injured by the Israeli occupation army during confrontations across the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli soldiers injured 22 Palestinians near the western entrance of Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, as reported by IMEMC.

Palestinian medical sources said that from those 22, seven were shot with illegal Toto live rounds, which detonate upon impact causing larger and more extensive damage, and that most of them were shot in their lower extremities

According to IMEMC,  the Israeli soldiers targeted medics, opened fire on a Red Crescent ambulance causing damage to its windshield, and searched an ambulance while transferring a wounded Palestinian to a hospital.

They also fired rubber-coated steel bullets, sponge-tipped bullets and gas bombs, targeting Palestinian journalists, wounding Palestine TV reporter Raghda Atma, while many journalists suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

During the weekly nonviolent protest against the Apartheid Wall and the illegal settlements, in Nabi Saleh village, near Ramallah, the IOF entered the area attacking the participants, wounding several of them. They also invaded ‘Aboud nearby village, and injured two Palestinians.

The media office of the Popular Resistance Committee in Nabi Saleh said the protest marks the sixth anniversary of the popular weekly protests in the village, and the fourth anniversary of the death of Mustafa Tamimi, who was killed by the IOF.

In Kafr Qaddoum village, the Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest and wounded three Palestinians.

The Palestinians have been holding protests in Kafr Qaddoum, protesting the illegal Apartheid Wall, the illegal settlements and demanding the occupation army to reopen the village’s main road that it blockaded 14 years ago.

At least 11,299 Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, the majority during demonstrations, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.