At least eight Palestinians were injured, one of them seriously, during clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday afternoon at the northern entrance to al-Bireh city.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said that eight Palestinians were transferred to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah after being injured by live bullets. The condition of one of the injured was described as serious.

The clashes broke out following a student march protesting the arrest of Omar al-Kiswani, the president of the student union at Birzeit University who was arrested by Israeli undercover soldiers in the university campus on Wednesday.

Eyewitnesses said that the IOF soldiers attacked the protesters with live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters while the students responded by throwing stones.

The IOF soldiers assaulted the ambulance crews and prevented them from providing first aid to the injured

Injuries by IOF gunfire in clashes near al-Bireh

At least eight Palestinians were injured, one of them seriously, during clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday afternoon at the northern entrance to al-Bireh city.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said that eight Palestinians were transferred to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah after being injured by live bullets. The condition of one of the injured was described as serious.

The clashes broke out following a student march protesting the arrest of Omar al-Kiswani, the president of the student union at Birzeit University who was arrested by Israeli undercover soldiers in the university campus on Wednesday.

Eyewitnesses said that the IOF soldiers attacked the protesters with live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters while the students responded by throwing stones.

The IOF soldiers assaulted the ambulance crews and prevented them from providing first aid to the injured