RAMALLAH, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of Palestinian protesters were injured on Friday during clashes with Israeli soldiers in several West Bank towns and villages, said the Palestine Red Crescent Society.
Among the injured, three were shot by live ammunition, 71 by rubber bullets, and dozens suffered from inhaling tear gas, according to the organization.
Fierce clashes broke out near some villages in the West Bank and dozens of anti-settlement demonstrators burned tires and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers, according to Palestinian eyewitnesses.
Dozens of Palestinian protesters suffered from inhaling tear gas during clashes with the Israeli soldiers in an area near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said officials and eyewitnesses.
Fouad Al-Amour, a Palestinian activist, told Xinhua that the clashes took place as local residents, and foreign and Palestinian activists protested an Israeli court ruling to displace eight communities from the area.
The Palestinians have been organizing weekly demonstrations in the villages, towns and cities of the West Bank on Friday to denounce the Israeli settlement expansion and land confiscation. ■