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Israel forces target, injure Palestinians

23 February 2015 12:50

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Israeli forces have targeted Palestinians with live bullets, injuring at least seven of them in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

According to the residents of the Aida refugee camp in northern Bethlehem, the Palestinians sustained injuries in clashes with Israeli forces late on Sunday, Ma’an news agency reported.

The Israeli forces raided the camp with police dogs and used tear gas and stun grenades against Palestinians, the residents said.

They said the Israeli forces also targeted ambulances that tried to reach the injured Palestinians and an ambulance driver suffered the suffocation caused by excessive gas inhalation.

The Israeli troops reportedly searched several houses in the camp and detained a lot of young Palestinians.

On February 6, Israeli forces attacked Palestinian protesters staging a demonstration against the regime’s illegal expansion of settlements near the West Bank city of Ramallah, injuring several demonstrators.

Clashes were also reported to have broken out between Israeli troops and Palestinians in the West Bank villages of Nabi Saleh and Kafr Qaddum on the same day.

Over recent months, Israeli forces have frequently raided Palestinians’ homes in the West Bank, arresting dozens of Palestinian people, who are then transferred to Israeli detention centers where they are kept without charge.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement on February 1 that Israeli forces arrested 350 Palestinians during raids on scores of houses across the occupied West Bank throughout January.

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