22:10 GMT05 August 2021
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    GAZA (Sputnik) - The Red Crescent said 408 Palestinian protesters were injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers on Friday during a march against the construction of a new Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

    The clashes erupted near the town of Beita to the south of Nablus in northern West Bank. The health charity said four people were hit by live fire, 69 by rubber bullets and the rest suffered from tear gas inhalation.

    This comes as the Israeli government has approved first new West Banl construction since the new prime minister Naftali Bennet has taken office.

    Skirmishes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops on the Mount Sabih near Beita have become an almost daily occurrence as Palestinians battle to stop the rapid construction of the settlement that began in May.

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