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Dozens injured in Palestinian clashes with zionists

23 January 2016 11:10



At least 33 Palestinians have sustained gunshot wounds during new clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Medics said a total of 15 Palestinians were shot by live rounds, while at least two others were hit by rubber bullets in the al-Faraheen neighborhood of Khan Yunis.

One of those injured was reportedly shot in the abdomen, and is in critical condition.

Israeli forces shot tear gas canisters at the protesters who set tires ablaze.


Clashes also took place at the Karni crossing and the al-Bureij refugee camp, but there were no reports of injuries.

In the northern West Bank town of Kafr Qaddum, Israeli soldiers shot and injured three Palestinians, including a 9-year-old girl identified as Ayat Zahi.

Clashes also erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the city of Qalqilya, leaving at least eight people injured. A 20-year-old Palestinian man, identified as Tamir Thiyab, lost an eye after being shot with a rubber bullet in the face.


In Bilin, locals said 10-year-old Bashar Mustafa al-Khatib was injured with a bullet in the head, while dozens of others suffered tear gas inhalation.

Tensions are high since Israel’s imposition in August of restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The restrictions have enraged Palestinians, who say Tel Aviv seeks to change the status quo of the compound.

More than 160 Palestinians, including children and women, have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of last October.

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