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Over 300 Palestinians injured in West Bank, Gaza clashes

14 October 2015 11:15


Over 300 Palestinians injured in West Bank, Gaza clashes

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) says more than 300 more Palestinians have sustained injuries in a day during clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and blockaded Gaza Strip.

The al-Bireh-based humanitarian organization said a total of 326 Palestinians were wounded during Tuesday skirmishes in the Palestinian territories, bringing to 3,730 the number of those injured since October 1 .

At least thirteen Palestinians were shot by live rounds, while at least 84 others were hit by rubber-coated steel bullets, according to the organization.

The PRCS added that 229 Palestinians also suffered excessive tear gas inhalation.

On Tuesday, hundreds of university students marched towards a military checkpoint in the northern part of al-Khalil (Hebron), where they faced Israeli forces shooting live and rubber-coated bullets.

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