Friday, 20 November 2015

87 Palestinians shot by Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza clashes

At least 87 Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli forces during clashes in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Friday, medics told Ma'an.

The Red Crescent said 22 Palestinians were shot with live fire in West Bank clashes, with 12 shot in the lower extremities in Hebron and eight in al-Bireh. A further 38 Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets while 210 were treated for tear gas inhalation.

Clashes broke out in the Ras al-Jura area of northern Hebron, with medics treating the injured in the street.

Israeli soldiers used three Palestinian cars as cover from Palestinian youths throwing rocks while the passengers were still in their vehicles, witnesses said. The passengers were only allowed to leave their cars after several hours.

In Gaza, 26 Palestinians were shot with live fire as clashes broke out in the central and eastern Gaza Strip. more

91 Palestinians including 18 children killed by Israel since 1st October

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since October 1 has reached 91, including 18 children and four women. More than 10,000 Palestinians were injured, including at least 1458 who were shot with live army fire, and 1070 shot with rubber-coated steel bullets.

This report came after Shadi Zohdi Arafa, 28 years of age, was killed by Israeli soldiers near the Gush Etzion Israeli colony, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

Another Palestinian, identified as Mahmoud Sa’id ‘Oleyyan, 22, died of serious injuries he suffered ten days ago, after Israeli soldiers invaded the Palestinian city of al-Biereh.

The Ministry said that 72 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank since October 1, 18 in the besieged Gaza Strip, and one in the Negev. One of the women who were killed, identified as Nour Rasmie Hassan, age 30, died along with her 2-year old child in an Israeli air strike.

It added that 1458 Palestinians were shot by live Israeli army fire, 1019 of them in the West Bank, and 1070 were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, 954 of them in the West Bank. An additional 1200 were injured and received treatment by local medics in different parts of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. more