20 Palestinians Shot and Injured, Many suffocate in Clashes near Hebron

HEBRON, July 7, 2014 (WAFA) – At least 20 Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets and several others suffocated by tear gas, while a woman and her two sons were beaten up, during confrontations with Israeli  army in al-Arroub refugee camp, to the north of Hebron, according to a local activist.

Mohammad al-Badawi, a volunteer with the Palestinian Red Cross (PRC), said Israeli forces stormed the camp and showered residents and their homes with tear gas canisters as well as fired rubber-coated steel bullets towards them, provoking clashes with local residents, shooting and injuring 20 youths with rubber-coated bullets.

Several others suffocated due to tear gas inhalation, while a 52-year-old woman, along with her two sons, sustained bruises throughout their body after they were beaten up by soldiers following an Israeli raid on her house where soldiers broke down the front door and attacked them.

They were transferred to hospital for medical treatment.

Al-Badawi said soldiers deliberately and provocatively smashed the windows of many homes in the camp, fired tear gas and smoke bombs as well as sprayed waste water on residents’ homes.

Source: WAFA