Home Archive 16/January/2017 04:42 PM

Six Palestinians shot, injured, in Bethlehem area clashes

 BETHLEHEM, January 16, 2017 (WAFA) – At least six Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli forces during clashes that broke out in the town of Taqou’ to the east of Bethlehem, according to a local official.

Head of Taqou’ village council, Taysir Abu Mefreh, told WAFA clashes broke out at the western entrance of the town between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian residents.

Forces used live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades toward residents, shooting and injuring at least 5 people, including a female, with rubber baton rounds.

An 18-year-old was reportedly shot and injured in the thigh with a live bullet. The teenager was detained despite  his severe injuries.

They were all transferred to hospital for medical treatment.


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