JENIN, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (WAFA) - A Palestinian young man was injured today from Israeli military gunfire near the gate of Israel’s apartheid wall close to Thaher al-Abed village, located to the southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, according to local sources.
Sources confirmed that Israeli forces shot Saif al-Arda, a resident of the Jenin-district town of Arraba, injuring him in the foot.
Al-Arda was taken to Barta‘a military checkpoint for interrogation.
After being interrogated, Al-Arda was handed over to the Palestine Red Crescent Society crew, who transferred him to a nearby hospital for treatment. His condition was said to be moderate.
Over 11 Palestinians were injured during the last two months from Israeli military gunfire as they were trying to enter Israel through the gate of the Israel’s wall near Thaher al-Abed village.
Hundreds of Palestinians work in Israel without a permit and often police chase them and detain them before sending them back to the occupied West Bank where work is more scarce than in Israel and pay is much less.
Large number of Palestinians, especially construction workers, pass the checkpoint every day, facing extreme overcrowding and often waiting for hours in line due inspection procedures as every person must pass through metal turnstiles one-at-a-time.
Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads and various other physical obstructions.