18 Palestinians Injured in Tulkarm Clashes

TULKARM, November 8, 2015 (WAFA) – At least three Palestinians were injured with live rounds and 15 others with rubber-coated metal bullets, during clashes with Israeli forces inside the campus of the Palestine Technical University (Kadoorie) in Tulkarm, according to WAFA correspondent.

Other Palestinians, mostly university students, also suffocated due to the excessive use of teargas by the Israeli army to disperse the protestors.

The injured were transferred to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, whereas those who suffered from suffocation were treated at the scene.

The university’s administration ordered all students to leave the campus due to the heavy military presence.

The university campus, located just close to the border fence with Israel, have been witnessing renewing clashes between Israeli forces and students during the past few days.

According to the university’s public relations department, tension has been running high at the campus due to Israeli forces’ continuous attempts to take over part of the campus’ land for the benefit of expanding a nearby Israeli military training base.

At least 79 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire during an ongoing unrest in the West Bank since early October 2015. Over 2,270 Palestinians have also been injured.