Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza


The situation on the ground in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday reached a critical and unsafe juncture as the health of the hunger-striking Palestinian political prisoners continued to deteriorate on the 33rd day of their strike.

Muataz Hussein Hilal died after the Israeli man shot into a crowd of people who were throwing rocks at his vehicle.

Dozens of Palestinians have been injured during protests in various parts of the West Bank, occupied since 1967 by the Israeli army, and near the security barrier that seals off the Gaza Strip.

The soldiers fired gas bombs, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, two of them, including a man, 49, were hospitalized. The incident took place after Israeli right-wing activists were expelled from the West Bank.

The IDF said it was aware of injured Palestinians.

"Three Palestinians were injured by live ammunition - and another eleven by rubber bullets - in clashes that erupted in the West Bank cities of Ramallah, Nablus and Bethlehem", the West Bank-based Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement.

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The world must continue to demand for the release of thousands of Palestinians kept for years in Israeli jails.

The settler opened fire after his auto was surrounded and stoned by Palestinian protesters when he attempted to drive through their demonstration near an apartheid checkpoint in the northern West Bank on Thursday.

There have been also reports of Israeli forces firing after the protesters set off towards the border fence separating Gaza Strip from the territory under Israeli control.

Sani who represents Kaduna central senatorial zone and is the chairman, foreign and domestic debts, said on Wednesday that Nigeria should stand for the peaceful coexistence of the two nations in order to promote global peace and harmony.

After 31 days, the mass Palestinian hunger strike continues, as prisoners reach critical point.