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Palestinians, including cameraman, shot and injured as Israeli forces quell march east of Qalqilia


QALQILIA, Friday, June 28, 2019 (WAFA) – At least ten Palestinians, including a cameraman and a minor, were shot and injured with rubber-coated steel bullets as Israeli forces quelled the weekly and peaceful anti-settlement demonstration in the village of Kufr Qaddoum to the east of Qalqilia, said a local activist.

Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, Murab Shtawi, said Israeli forces violently suppressed demonstrators, who also rallied to protest the US-led Bahrain workshop and the so-called US ‘deal of the century’.

Forces reportedly stormed the village while shooting indiscriminately in every direction, and proceeded to attack journalist, and chase after demonstrators. No arrests were reported.

Forces used rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades against demonstrators, shooting and injuring at least ten people, including a teenager and a cameraman.

The teenager, 17, was shot in the face with a rubber-coated metal bullet, causing him lower jaw fractures, whereas the cameraman, who was identified as Nedal Shtayyeh, was struck with two bullets.

They were all transferred to the village emergency clinic for medical treatment.



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