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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian west of Jenin

JENIN, Thursday, October 28, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday overnight shot and injured a Palestinian in al-Yamun town, west of Jenin, according to local sources.

They said that Israeli soldiers opened fire at a young man adjacent to Israel’s wall, west of the northern West Bank city, hitting him in the shoulder.

The casualty was rushed to a Jenin-based hospital. No information were available on his condition though.

Such shooting incidents involve Palestinians attempting to enter Israel for work.

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.

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.

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