Friday, 24 July 2015

Israeli forces 'ambush' demonstrators, injuring 2 with live fire


RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli forces Friday during a weekly demonstration in the occupied West Bank town of Nabi Saleh, witnesses said.

Israeli forces had reportedly set an "ambush" near the path where demonstrators planned to walk, opening live fire as the marchers headed towards land confiscated by the neighboring Halamish settlement.

During the incident, forces shot a 17-year-old with two live bullets. Witnesses say a bullet passed through one thigh, entering and settling in the teen's other thigh, while a second bullet hit him in the back.

A 27-year-old was also shot in the leg.

The injured demonstrators were taken to a hospital in Ramallah for treatment.

Israeli soldiers attempted to prevent the ambulance carrying those injured from leaving the scene for a short period of time, witnesses added. An Israeli army spokesperson had no immediate information on the incident.

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