JENIN, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 (WAFA) – A Palestinian worker today sustained injuries from Israeli military gunfire near the town of Barta‘a, southwest of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, according to local sources.
They said that Israeli soldiers opened fire toward Ahmad Barham near the town as he was heading to his workplace inside Israel, hitting him with a live round in the foot.
Barham was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
Hundreds of Palestinians work in Israel without a permit and often police chase them and detain them before sending them back to the occupied West Bank where work is more scarce than in Israel and pay is much less.
A large number of Palestinians, especially construction workers, pass the checkpoint every day, facing extreme overcrowding and often waiting for hours in line due inspection procedures as every person must pass through metal turnstiles one-at-a-time.
Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads and various other physical obstructions.