Israeli Army Violently Suppresses Hebron Rallies in Support of Al-Aqsa

HEBRON, September 21, 2015 (WAFA) – A Palestinian was shot with live ammunition, while others sustained injuries by rubber-coated steel bullets as Israeli forces violently suppressed rallies across Hebron in support of al-Aqsa mosque compound in light of recent Israeli attacks against it.

Coordinator of the popular committee against settlement activities, Mohammed Awad, informed WAFA that forces attacked Palestinians, including students, who rallied in support of al-Aqsa mosque in the town of Beit Ummar to the north of Hebron.

Ayman Aby Ayyash, 17, was shot in the foot with a live bullet, whereas two other Palestinians, whose identities remains unidentified, sustained rubber bullet wounds. They were both treated at the scene, while Ayyash’s injury necessitated his transfer t o hospital.

Security sources told WAFA that clashes also broke out between forces and Palestinians in other locations across Hebron, as forces suppressed similar rallies in support of al-Aqsa.

Forces crushed a rally organized in Bab al-Zawyeh area, town of Bani Na’im, and Halhoul bridge, where many students suffocated due to inhaling tear gas fired at them by Israeli army.