HEBRON, December 20, 2017 (WAFA) – A Palestinian minor was shot and injured with live ammunition, and nine others with rubber-coated bullets as Israeli forces continued to violently suppress the mass protests that took to the streets on Wednesday against the US decision on Jerusalem.
The Palestinian national and Islamic forces called for mass rallies in all the Palestinian cities after which participants would march to contact points with Israeli soldiers.
Clashes were witnessed since the noon hours at Qalandia checkpoint near Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho and Qalqilya, and Nablus areas. Forces used force to disperse protesters; live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters were used against them.
A Palestinian, aged 16, was shot in the thigh with live ammunition during clashes that erupted in Beit Ummar town to the north of Hebron.
Forces reportedly attempted to detain the minor despite his injuries. Two other Palestinians were shot and injured with rubber-coated metal bullets, and dozens others suffocated due to tear gas inhalation.
Meanwhile, at least seven Palestinians sustained rubber-coated steel bullet injuries, and several others suffocated during similar clashes that broke out at Huwwara checkpoint, south of Nablus.
The injured were transferred to hospitals for medical treatment.