Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Medics: Over 50 Palestinians injured in East Jerusalem clashes

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Over 50 people were injured in ongoing clashes with Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem following the kidnapping and killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian from the Shufat neighborhood, medics said Wednesday.

Rajih al-Hawarin, a Red Crescent paramedic, told Ma'an that as of 1:30 p.m. 37 Palestinians had been hit by rubber-coated bullets and six by shrapnel in clashes in Shufat.

Two Palestinians also sustained fractures after being assaulted by Israeli police officers, al-Hawarin said. It was unclear how the remainder of the Palestinians were injured.

He said soldiers were firing tear gas, rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades, and live fire at protesters, and that a total of 17 Palestinians required hospitalization for their injuries. more


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