Eyewitnesses told the WAFA Palestinian news agency that the soldiers violently assaulted nonviolent protesters in front of the Ofer prison, leading to clashes between the soldiers and the protesters.
The army fired rubber-coated metal bullets and dozens of gas bombs, causing scores of Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Medical sources said the soldiers also kidnapped Maher Haroun, 17 years of age, and took him to an unknown destination.
The Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported that clashes also took place near the Qalandia terminal, south of Ramallah, and that the soldiers fired several gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated metal bullets.
Dozens of residents received treatment for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In related news, soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters in Teqoua’ town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.
Local sources said many bombs set off by the soldiers caused fire in dozens of dunams of farmlands planted with wheat barley and olive trees.