Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Over 129 Palestinians injured in latest clashes, medics say

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Over 129 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers and settlers on Tuesday across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Red Crescent and Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health said.

The PA ministry said two Palestinians are undergoing operations in the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah after being shot with live fire during clashes, with dozens of moderate injuries reported in Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus and Jenin.

Earlier, the Red Crescent said that at least 90 Palestinians had been injured in clashes across the West Bank.

Spokesperson Errab Foqaha told Ma'an that Israeli forces had shot eight Palestinians with live rounds and at least 23 with rubber-coated steel bullets.

She said that another 57 suffered excessive tear gas inhalation, and two were violently assaulted.

Israeli forces have also carried out 13 attacks on Red Crescent ambulance crews since Sunday, Foqaha said.

She said that the latest attacks on their emergency relief teams brought the total number to 27 since Friday, and had left 17 staff members injured and 10 ambulances damaged.

Fierce clashes were reported across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem for the fifth straight day on Tuesday. more


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