22 Palestinians injured in clashes north of Jericho

Jericho clashes

22 Palestinian citizens were injured on Sunday during confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at the northern entrance of Jericho city.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that its crews treated 8 injuries with rubber-coated metal bullets and 14 suffocation cases in the clashes.

The PRCS said in a statement that one of its ambulances was directly hit by rubber bullets which led to damaging parts of it with no injuries reported among the paramedics.

Local and media sources reported that the IOF soldiers fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at the Palestinian youths and added that two Palestinians were arrested and taken for interrogation after being beaten by the soldiers.

Other confrontations erupted between Palestinian youths and the IOF in al-Khader town to the south of Bethlehem city. A 7-year-old child was transferred to a local hospital for immediate treatment after he was hit with a tear gas canister in the head.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health described in a brief statement the child’s condition as “serious but stable”.

The daily confrontations with the IOF witnessed in all Palestinian cities and villages fall in line with a series of events launched in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have been on hunger strike for the 35th day in a row in demand for basic rights.

(Source / 21.05.2017)

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