NABLUS, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (WAFA) – A Palestinian Wednesday afternoon sustained a shrapnel injury from Israeli military gunfire in Huwara town, south of Nablus, according to medical sources.
Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent's (PRC) Emergency Department, Ahmad Jibril, said that a young man sustained injuries in the elbow from the shrapnel of bullets fired by Israeli forces in confrontations in the northern West Bank town.
Six others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
The confrontations broke out when a group of settlers, under the protection of heavily-armed soldiers, stormed the town and hoisted Israeli flags in the main street.
Similar confrontations recently took place when settlers, under military protection, or the Israeli military took down the Palestine flags hoisted on electrical poles in town.
The cluster of villages and towns in Nablus district has been a scene of frequent settler attacks, including chopping down dozens of olive trees, attacking vulnerable houses, leveling farmlands and torching mosques.
There are over 800,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.