Five Palestinians Shot, Injured by Live Fire in Renewed Hebron Clashes

HEBRON, November 14, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces shot and injured five Palestinians with live fire in clashes that erupted at the northern entrance of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said medical sources.

Clashes erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinians at the Halhoul Bridge, to the north of Hebron city, where forces fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at locals, injuring five with live rounds.

Four locals sustained injuries after being hit with live rounds in their lower extremities and another was hit and injured with a live bullet in the abdomen.

Israeli forces also shot rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters at locals and their homes, shooting and injuring many locals, and causing dozens others to suffocate from excessive tear gas inhalation.

This came following the funeral procession of local Hassan al-Baw, 22, who was fatally shot by Israeli army soldiers at the aforementioned bridge during clashes that erupted there  on Friday.


Earlier Saturday, thousands of Palestinians, including prominent Palestinian figures,  participated in the funeral of al-Baw, where they chanted slogans condemning the Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people, and calling on the world countries to intervene and stand by the Palestinian people in the face of ongoing Israeli aggression.