Clashes between Palestinians, Israeli soldiers in Gaza leave 8 injured: medics

Posted May 20, 2017

When the settler drove through the crowd, protesters began beating the auto and throwing rocks at it.

They called for a U.N. General Assembly emergency session to discuss the strike, as well as alleged Israeli attempts to force feed prisoners on hunger strikes, another violation of global law.

The Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that Nigeria would support the peaceful coexistence of Israel and Palestine. Some have managed to pressure Israel into releasing them, although some have been re-detained.

Video footage from the scene shows the protesters surrounding the settler's auto before he opens fire at them, killing one.

Hundreds of Palestinians took part in the march, leading to clashes in more than one location in Qalqilia governorate.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said "violent riots" erupted with hundreds of Palestinians setting tires ablaze and hurling fire bombs and rocks at Israeli forces.

Dozens of protesters suffocated due to tear gas inhalation.

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Palestinian officials said five protesters were wounded by live gunfire and 15 hurt by rubber-coated bullets. They were all treated at the scene.

The resolution said the "settlements are illegal under global law [and] that the recent decisions to establish a new settlement deep inside the West Bank, to issue tenders for nearly 2000 settlement units and to declare further land deep inside the West Bank as "state land" further undermine prospects for a viable two-state solution".

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Soldiers fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters toward the residents, however, no injuries were reported.

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

He was the third Palestinian to be shot by Israeli settlers, with another wounded near Ramallah several days earlier.

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