Violent confrontations in Jerusalem and Ramallah in support of Gaza

Many areas in the city of Ramallah witnessed violent confrontations between Palestinians and the Israeli occupation forces, which resulted, up to the moment, in injuring 13 Palestinians, three of them in serious condition.

Palestinian medical sources told PIC’s reporter that the Israeli troops targeted with live ammunition and rubber bullets a number of ambulances belonging to the Palestinian Red Crescent which arrived to transport the injured.

Palestinian sources said that hundreds of youths throughout the city of Ramallah have clashed with the Israeli soldiers, yesterday afternoon, in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, which has been under the occupation aggression since seven days.

Violent clashes also erupted in the vicinity of the Ofer prison, southern of the occupied city of Ramallah and for the fourth day respectively, and resulted in the injury of two youths with metal bullets and the suffocation of dozens of others who had received treatment on site.

The Qalandiya crossing, between the towns of Jerusalem and Ramallah, also witnessed violent confrontations with the occupation soldiers following the completion of the funeral of a 20-month old child, Najib Ahmad Najib, who was killed after his house which was targeted by Israeli tear gas grenades.

Meanwhile, the Atara checkpoint near the town of Birzeit north of occupied Ramallah witnessed violent clashes between hundreds of students from the Birzeit University and the occupation soldiers.

The Palestinian MP Dr. Mahmoud Ramahi demanded the Palestinian factions to end the internal division and unite for the sake of Gaza Strip, “which has been under the worst military attack that targets the children and women.”

He called for the immediate release of the political prisoners in PA jails in the West Bank, for the halt of the security coordination with the occupation and the release of the resistance fighters to respond to the crimes committed by the occupation in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian youths and the Israeli army troops also clashed in Jabal al Mukabbir neighborhood in the south of Jerusalem, which resulted in injuring a number of Palestinians.

Palestinian sources reported that the young men have attacked a camp belonging to the occupation army with firecrackers and stones in the area of Ras al-Jabal, while the occupation police and special units responded by heavily firing rubber bullets, stun grenades and gas, causing injuries among the youths.

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