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Youth seriously injured from Israeli army gunfire


BETHLEHEM, Thursday, April 18, 2019 (WAFA) – A Palestinian youth was seriously injured today in the southern West Bank town of Tuqu when shot in the thigh by Israeli soldiers, according to a local official and Palestinian security sources.

Town residents clashed with Israeli soldiers following the funeral of a woman who was hit and killed earlier in the day by an Israeli settler driver who escaped the scene, said the town director Taysir Abu Mihreh.

The soldiers fired rubber-coated metal bullets as well as teargas and stun grenades at the protesters injuring a 16-year-old boy in the thigh by a live bullet. He was taken to a hospital in Bethlehem.

Medical sources described the injury as critical, saying the bullet hit a main artery causing heavy bleeding.


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