Medical authorities stated on Wednesday that over 100 Palestinians were injured as Israeli soldiers quelled protests against the shooting of a municipal employee in Beita town, south of Nablus. soldiers quelled protests against the shooting of a municipal employee in Beta town, south of Nablus.
According to Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society's (PRCS) Emergency and Ambulance Department, Israeli forces opened fire on villagers protesting the killing of Shadi Omar Lotfi Salim, hitting one with a live round, 19 others with rubber-coated steel bullets, and 72 others suffocating from teargas.
Still, 14 people were injured as a result of falling from high locations while being pursued by soldiers, as well as being beaten.
He went on to say that the PRCS treated the casualties at Jabal Sabih and the town entrance. Three people were airlifted to hospitals for treatment.
Salim, a municipal water technician, was shot and killed while attempting to open the water main that supplies the town with water on Tuesday night.