In recent days, a number of clashes have broken out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers as some Palestinians took to the streets in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike.
Some of the prisoners will be on their 37th day of hunger strike when Trump meets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in the West Bank on Tuesday. A Palestinian was seriously hurt and another nine were lightly injured in clashes near the border with the Gaza Strip.
At least four Palestinians were injured by rubber bullets and three were treated for tear gas suffocation at a local hospital in the Bab al-Zawiya area of the city, Ma'an reported.
In December, the Israeli government lashed out over a UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israeli settlement building in the Palestinian Territories and called on Israel to stop immediately.
Several dozen hunger-striking Palestinians have been transferred from their cells to special wings in Israeli prisons for additional medical supervision, a spokesman for the Israel Prison Service said Wednesday.
They said that dozens of Israeli soldiers fired smoke bombs and tear gas canisters to disperse the demonstrators, adding that the demonstrators threw stones at the soldiers, who opened fire and wounded eight of them. He said two prisoners have been hospitalized.
The Ma'an News Agency quoted an Israeli military spokeswoman as saying that she was unsure whether security forces had detained the shooter.
Some 843 prisoners are still on hunger strike.
The leader of the strike, Marwan Barghouti, also threatened to stop drinking water unless the prisoners' demands for improved prison conditions were met.
In a written statement, Michael Lynk, the United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory under occupation, requested better and accessible health care, unrestrained family visits and an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention for Palestinian hunger strikers, reports the Anadolu news agency.