HEBRON, October 14, 2015 (WAFA) – At least one Palestinian teenager was injured with live bullets while others suffocated by inhaling teargas used by the Israeli army, during clashes in the town of Beit Awwa, west of Hebron, according to medical sources.
The sources said 16-year-old Baraa Shalash was shot by Israeli soldiers with a live bullet in his chest. Others youth suffocated due to excessive use of teargas canisters.
Shalash sustained an injury in his stomach and livers and is currently in a stable condition. Medical sources told WAFA, he is now being prepared for a surgical procedure to remove a bullet, which settled in his spinal column.
Prior to the incident, school students in Beit Awwa took to the streets in the town in protest of the Israeli crimes, before they were quelled by Israeli soldiers who targeted them with rubber-coated steel bullets and teargas in order to disperse them.
Tension has been growing high across the occupied Palestinian Territories, Jerusalem and Israel due to Israel’s attempts to enforce a temporal division of al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest place, between Muslims and Jews.