Rabid-dog israeli forces continues oppressed Palestinian youth
Israeli forces have shot and wounded yet another young Palestinian man during clashes with a group of Palestinian youths in the occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
The head of the emergency department at the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Amin Abu Ghazalah, said the skirmishes broke out in the predominantly Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina in East al-Quds on Monday evening.
An unnamed Palestinian youth was shot in the chest when Israeli troops fired live rounds to disperse the crowd. The young Palestinian was transferred to the al-Makassed hospital, where he is said to be in critical condition.
Meanwhile, the PRCS says nearly 500 Palestinians have sustained injuries during clashes with Israeli soldiers and settlers across the occupied Palestinian territories since Saturday.
The al-Bireh-based humanitarian organization said at least 180 Palestinians were shot by live rounds or rubber-coated steel bullets. Others were physically assaulted or suffered excessive tear gas inhalation.
‘Cycle of violence’
A 13-year-old Palestinian teenage boy, identified as Abed al-Rahman Shadi Obeidallah, was shot by Israeli forces during clashes in the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem on Monday.
He was taken to the Beit Jala hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly afterward due to the severity of the gunshot wound near his heart.
In a statement on Monday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed the Tel Aviv regime for the escalation of tensions.
The statement from Abbas’ office said Israel has an interest “in dragging things into a cycle of violence” due to the turmoil in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
On Sunday morning, Israeli police officers shot dead a Palestinian teenager, identified as Fadi Samir Mustafa Alloun, near the Damascus Gate of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, claiming that he had attempted to stab an Israeli settler with a knife, according to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency.
There are reports that Israeli settlers kicked Alloun’s body later on, and dragged it along the street.