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Palestinian injured during confrontations near Ramallah


RAMALLAH, Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (WAFA) – A Palestinian was today evening injured by Israeli military gunfire during confrontations at the entrance of Kobar village, located to the north of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to local sources.

Head of Kobar Village Council Izzat Badwan told WAFA that Israeli military vehicles from the illegal colonial settlement of Halamish, also known as Neveh Tzuf, attempted to raid the village from its western entrance.

During ensuing confrontations, Israeli soldiers opened fire towards local Palestinian youths who attempted to block the soldiers’ access to the village, injuring a youth in the stomach.

The casualty, in his 30s, was rushed to a hospital for urgent treatment.

Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.

These raids, which take place also in areas under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,700 Palestinians -- including numerous women and children -- are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.

K.T./ K.F.

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