Two women among dozens injured in West Bank


At least two women were injured during clashes that broke out in Pharaoh town to the south of Tulkarem on Friday evening.

Medical sources said that the two women, one of them a 72-year-old lady, were shot in their hands by Israeli fire during the confrontation. The injured were transferred to hospital in moderate condition.

Meanwhile, violent clashes erupted after Friday prayer throughout al-Bireh and Ramallah where seven arrests were reported at Qalandia checkpoint.

Several people suffered different injuries after Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened heavy fire towards protesters in Silwad town in Ramallah.

Also in Ramallah, clashes broke out in Jalazoun refugee camp when local youths stoned IOF soldiers who were deployed inside the camp.

Similar clashes and violent confrontations were reported in Sinjil and Balin towns near Ramallah after Israeli forces suppressed local weekly protests, while several people suffered breathing problems near Ofer prison due to the heavy tear gas bombs fired by Israeli guards.

Weekly marches and protests are usually organized throughout Palestinian towns and cities in the West Bank in protest against Israeli settlement expansion and Apartheid Wall.