BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces injured dozens of Palestinians during clashes across the occupied West Bank and Gaza on Tuesday, including several national faction leaders, Palestinian sources told Ma'an.
In Tulkarem, clashes erupted during a peaceful march called for by national faction leaders in solidarity with Palestinians whose land had been confiscated by Israel.
During the clashes, Israeli forces injured several of the leaders, including the secretary-general of the Fatah movement, Muayyad Shaaban, who suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation and was taken to the Thabet Thabet Hospital for treatment.
In addition, the secretary-general of the Palestinian Democratic Union in Tulkarem, Mirvat Abu Shanab, was hit with a rubber-coated steel bullet in her leg, and a member of the Palestinian Peoples' Party, Khalid Mansour, was also injured.
Israeli forces fired tear-gas and stun grenades at protesters and prevented journalists from covering the march and clashes, sources said.
Clashes in Tulkarem on Nov. 3,2015 (MaanImages)
In Ramallah, a 61-year-old Palestinian woman with asthma was hospitalized after being exposed to tear gas during clashes near Ofer in western Ramallah on Tuesday.
The woman was taken to the Ramallah Medical Center in a moderate condition.
In Ramallah's Beituniya city, Israeli forces shot and injured two Palestinians with live bullets and four more with rubber-coated steel bullets, locals said.
In central Gaza, Israeli forces shot and injured a young Palestinian protester with live fire during clashes just east of al-Breij refugee camp along Israel's border fence.
Spokesperson of the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, told Ma'an that the injured protester was taken to Shuhada al-Aqsa Hospital in moderate condition.
Near-daily clashes have broken out across occupied Palestinian Territory since the beginning of October.
The UN Secretary-General said late last month that while Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority have pledged to curb violence, “this crisis would not have erupted....if the Palestinians did not still live under a stifling and humiliating occupation that has lasted almost half a century.”