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Six Palestinian workers injured while chased by Israeli forces south of Hebron

HEBRON, Saturday, July 16, 2022 (WAFA) – Six Palestinian workers sustained injuries today after their vehicle overturned while being chased by Israeli occupation forces in the Masafer Yatta region, to the south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Rateb Jabour, a local Palestinian activist, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers chased a vehicle transporting six workers and opened gunfire at them causing the vehicle to overturn.

He said one of the workers was hit by a bullet in his foot, while the rest of the workers sustained minor injuries. They were all evacuated to hospital for treatment.

Palestinian workers in the occupied West Bank usually opt for alternative routes to avoid overcrowding at major Israeli checkpoints in their daily journey to their work places inside Israel and are often attacked by Israeli soldiers whenever they try to cross the Israeli segregation barrier.



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