Israeli soldiers injure 164 Palestinians in one single day of solidarity protests

Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets, in both the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in solidarity with about 1,600 Palestinian hunger strikers inside Israeli jails. Eyewitnesses said that forces dealt violently with the protesters, beating them and opening fire on them with both live ammo and rubber-coated metal bullets.

The Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) announced that the total number of the Palestinians wounded during the crackdown on the protesters was 164.Dozens were wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets, in different parts of their bodies, but most sustained “light” injuries.

Regarding the rest of the wounded, the PRC said that they suffered breathing problems due to the heavy amounts of Israeli tear gas thrown at them.