A number of Palestinian youth suffocated by tear gas and others were detained late Sunday as Israeli forces attacked a protest on the Nablus-Qalqilia Street near the village of Al-Fundaq the West Bank.

Iran PressMiddle East: Activists were protesting the increasing number of attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the village of Burqa’a to the northwest of Nablus.

The protest was organized in support of the residents of Burqa, northwest of Nablus, who have recently been subjected to a rise in settlers’ attacks and terrorism.

Participants in the protest raised the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans condemning the settlers' attacks on the Palestinian people, especially in the village of Burqa, which are done under the protection of the Israeli military.

The military said forces responded with live fire and rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas, causing suffocation to a number of young men who received treatment at the scene. Several people were detained by the Israeli army.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said 10 people were wounded by live fire. The Palestinian Health Ministry said one of them, a 17-year-old, was seriously wounded. Dozens of others were wounded by rubber bullets.

Settler violence against Palestinians has seen an increase during the olive harvest. In mid-November, Jewish settlers attacked a group of Palestinian farmers with pepper spray and clubs in the farmland surrounding Homesh, injuring four people.