Palestinian Injured, Dozens Suffocate during Bethlehem Renewed Clashes

BETHLEHEM, October 13, 2015 (WAFA) – A Palestinian young man was shot and injured and dozens of others suffocated on Tuesday afternoon during a new round of clashes with Israeli soldiers at the northern entrance of Bethlehem, said medical sources.


Muhammad ‘Awad, Director of the Ambulance and Emergency Department of the Palestinian Red Crescent Association in Bethlehem, told WAFA a young Palestinian man sustained an injury as he was hit with a rubber-coated steel bullets in the head during the clashes.


The man was admitted rushed into a Beit Jala hospital after he was received first aid treatment at the scene.


‘Awad added that a total of 35 Palestinians received treatment for excessive tear gas inhalation during the clashes.


The clashes erupted as Israeli forces violently suppressed Palestinian demonstrators who rallied to express their solidarity with Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and denunciation of the recent killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces in alleged stabbing attacks.


Similar clashes erupted Monday evening at the city entrance, where two Palestinians were injured and dozens others suffocated.


One man, who remained unidentified, was injured after being hit with a live round in the abdomen. He was detained afterwards. The other man was hit with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the foot.