Palestinians are protesting the blockade of Burqa village in the occupied West Bank which faced several raids by Israel's troops who use gas canisters, rubber-coated bullets against residents.

Israeli forces have intervened by firing gas grenades against Palestinians who protest the blockade against the town.
Israeli forces have intervened by firing gas grenades against Palestinians who protest the blockade against the town. (AFP)

Israeli security forces have stormed a village in the occupied West Bank injuring hundreds of Palestinians.

At least 247 Palestinians were injured in ongoing Israeli raids on Burqa, Nablus including 10 with live ammunition and 48 with rubber-coated metal bullets, the Palestinian Red Crescent medical service said on Saturday, according to local media.

Palestine's health ministry said a 17-year-old boy was seriously wounded and taken to the hospital in Nablus.

Israeli troops sealed off the region on Thursday to give a safe passage for about a thousand Jewish settlers to march in the village, triggering protests from Palestinian residents.

Palestinian villages have been in Jewish settlers' target in the occupied West Bank where they have beaten residents destroyed their homes, cars.

Tensions peaked in the region after a Palestinian man killed an Israel settler and injured two on December 16.

Israeli and Palestinian estimates indicate that there are about 650,000 settlers in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

Israel occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank in the 1967 war, the International law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as occupied territories and considers all Israeli settlements there as illegal.

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Source: TRTWorld and agencies