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28 Palestinians Injured in Israeli Crackdown on Ramallah Camp

RAMALLAH, February 15, 2016 (WAFA) – At least 28 Palestinians were Monday shot and injured by Israeli troops who stormed al-Ama’ari refugee camp, in Ramallah, according to medical sources.

Witnesses told WAFA a number of Israeli military vehicles broke into the camp, located in the heart of Ramallah city, at about 10:00 am Monday and cordoned off a house, provoking clashes with teenagers who pelted stones towards Israeli vehicles.

Israeli troops used live fire to disperse the youths, injuring at least 28, including one in the head.

The Ministry of Health said 28 Palestinians who were injured in al-Ama’ari were admitted at Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, adding that most of the injuries were centered in the lower part of the body.

Three Palestinians were reportedly detained by Israeli army during the incursion.

Israeli army briefly detained journalists from the Palestine Live TV and banned them from covering the clashes in al-Ama’ari.

During the military incursion, army also briefly seized the broadcasting vehicle of Palestine TV and its key for some time, as well as physically assaulted its driver and some of its staff.

Nasser Abu Bakr, head of the Journalists’ Syndicate, condemned the Israeli assault on Palestine TV and Palestine Live TV staff, saying it constitutes a violation of the freedom of journalism.

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