11 Palestinians hurt in Ramallah

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Israeli assault on Palestinians: Live Coverage

04:32pm

Around 11 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli troops near Ramallah early Wednesday, locals told Ma'an news agency today.

Witnesses said to the Palestinian news site that dozens of Palestinians set fire to an Israeli watchtower near the entrance to the Beit El settlement before Israeli forces shot at them with live fire and rubber-coated bullets.

The report noted:

"A young man was hit by a rubber-coated bullet in the eye, severely injuring him, locals said.

Three others were shot by live bullets in their lower extremities and six were hit by rubber-coated bullets in the back and stomach.

Additionally, witnesses said journalists and ambulance workers were hit by rubber-coated bullets and suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation."

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 16:32

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