Four Injured as Israeli Army Storms Aida Refugee Camp

BETHLEHEM, February 23, 2015 (WAFA) – At least four Palestinians were injured with live bullets fired by an Israeli army force, which broke into Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem last night, according to WAFA correspondent.

Local sources said the force stormed Aida refugee camp in the early night hours, provoking confrontations with local residents. Soldiers fired live bullets towards the protesters, injuring four of them. Three of them were identified as Ali Ezza, 17, Mohammad Omar Badawneh, 24, and Issa Abu Srour, 24.

The fourth Palestinian, who was not identified, was injured with shrapnel caused by the heavy fire opened randomly by the Israeli soldiers.

Army also fired teargas canisters, causing multiple cases of suffocation by teargas inhalation. The wounded were transferred to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers mounted the rooftop of a number of houses in the camp and raided and searched many others.

There were no reports of arrests, however.