Violence increases as Israeli army conducts daily raids in cities, towns, and villages in the West Bank to arrest Palestinian activists.
On Wednesday morning, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian and injured 31 others during clashes near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Mohammed Assaf, a 34-year-old lawyer, was killed after he had been shot in the chest, while 31 others were injured, including 11 by live ammunition.
Israeli army forces stormed Nablus and three villages to arrest Palestinians, who are wanted by the Israeli security forces, as fierce clashes broke out with dozens of protestors.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society affirmed that 17 were injured by Israeli soldiers, including 11 by live ammunition and six by rubber bullets, while dozens suffered suffocation after inhaling teargas fired by the soldiers.
Palestinian authorities said that the Israeli army conducts daily raids in cities, towns, and villages in the West Bank to arrest Palestinian activists. On Tuesday, for example, Israeli forces also raided the Palestinian Technical University Kadoorie and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at students inside the Tulkarm City campus.
"Two students were injured by rubber bullets and 16 suffered suffocation," outlet Days of Palestine reported, adding that "the students were quickly evacuated from the university and classes were suspended for the day."
Tension between Israel and the Palestinians has been flaring in the West Bank and East Jerusalem over the past three weeks. On Monday, Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh warned that the Israeli escalation measures in the Palestinian territories would push the matters to "an uncontrollable situation."