Home Archive 23/February/2018 05:56 PM

UPDATE: Four Palestinians shot, injured in Nablus-area clashes


NABLUS, February 23, 2018 (WAFA) – Several Palestinians Friday were shot and injured and others suffocated during clashes that erupted with Israeli forces in three different locations in the West Bank district of Nablus, said medical sources.

Director of the Red Crescent‘s Emergency Department in Nablus Ahmad Jibril said clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli army forces at Huwwara military checkpoint and at Nablus’ towns of Baita and Salem.

Forces used live ammunition, rubber-baton rounds, and tear gas canisters against Palestinian residents during the clashes.

A Palestinian was struck with a live bullet in the abdomen, while another sustained shrapnel injuries in the neck during Salem town clashes.

A Palestinian was also shot and injured by a live bullet in the thigh, and another was struck with a Tutu explosive bullet during the clashes that broke out at Huwwara checkpoint

Others were reportedly treated at the scene for rubber-coated steel bullet wounds.

A number others were treated for tear gas exposure.

Meanwhile, a massive fire engulfed the central vegetable market in Baita town at the time of the clashes. Reasons behind the fire are still unknown.

The mayor of Baita said losses resulting from the massive fire are estimated at one and a half million shekels (NIS).


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