During the dispersal by the Israeli military of a protest of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River, 14 people were injured.
According to eyewitnesses, Palestinians staged protests in the Beita settlement in Nablus to voice their discontent with the construction of illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Israeli security forces fired tear gas, live bullets and rubber bullets against the protesters. In response, the Palestinians threw stones at the soldiers.
A spokesman for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Ahmed Jibril, told AA that one of the casualties was shot.
Dozens of Palestinians have been affected by tear gas, he said.
Every Friday, Palestinians hold protests in the occupied West Bank against the construction of the so-called Separation Wall and illegal Jewish settlements.
Tel Aviv began construction of the Separation Wall between the West Bank and Israel in 2002 on the basis of security reasons. The construction of this fence has prevented some three million Palestinians from the West Bank from entering East Jerusalem and Israel.
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