Wide Confrontations in West Bank, Al-Quds: 230 Palestinians Wounded
At least 230 Palestinians were injured during clashes with Zionist forces in several areas in the West Bank and occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem), Al-Manar correspondent reported on Monday.
Among the injured, around 82 were wounded with live ammunition and rubber bullets, in addition to cases of suffocation with tear gas.
Confrontations swept towards more areas of occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank after the acts of violence practiced by the occupation forces and settlers against the Palestinians over the past few days.
Dr. Abed Rabbo Manasra told Ma’an news agency late on Sunday that 28 Palestinians had been shot with live rounds, while at least 68 were hit with rubber-coated steel bullets.
The Palestinian Red Crescent earlier on Sunday declared a state of emergency across the occupied Palestinian territory following an upsurge in violence by Israeli soldiers and settlers, including 14 attacks on its own ambulance crews.
The society said in a statement that it was putting all its staff, teams and volunteers on standby, as it decried Israeli violations of international humanitarian law.
The statement listed 14 attacks on Red Crescent staff and vehicles in a 72-hour period, in what it described as “a serious escalation of violations against PRCS, its teams and the humanitarian services they render.”
The Palestine Red Crescent Society, which is a full member of the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, called on the international community to take the “necessary steps” to make ‘Israel’ comply with international law.
Tensions had been steadily mounting in recent weeks due to Israeli restrictions on Palestinians seeking to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
A string of deadly attacks on Israelis, including a shooting that left two settlers dead in the West Bank on Thursday, and a stabbing in Jerusalem that claimed two Israelis’ lives on Saturday, have prompted further clashes.
Israeli settlers have carried out a range of violent reprisals, attacking Palestinians and their property across both East Jerusalem and the West Bank.