Ramallah, Hebron, Tulkarem Renewed Clashes Leave Many Injured

Hebron, November 3, 2015 (WAFA) – Several Palestinians Tuesday were shot and injured, whereas dozens others suffocated during renewed clashes with Israeli army  in the Hebron , Tulkarem, and Ramallah area, according to local sources.

In Hebron’s town of Beit Ummar, clashes broke out between Palestinian locals and army forces, where the latter fired concussion grenades,  tear gas canisters, and  rubber-coated steel bullets toward locals, shooting and injuring four people. Many others suffocated due to tear gas inhalation. They were all treated at the scene.

Furthermore, forces blocked the southern entrance of the town of Bani Naim to the east of Hebron with earth mounds, as well as closed an already existing metal gate erected at the entrance of the town of Dura to the southwest. They also set a tight military checkpoint at the entrance of al-Fawwar Refugee Camp, hindering locals’ movements.

Earlier Tuesday morning, Two Palestinians were shot and injured with live and rubber-coated bullets and several others suffocated in clashes that broke out with Israeli forces in Surif town, northwest of Hebron.

Meanwhile in Tulkarem, two Palestinians were shot and injured with rubber baton rounds, while dozens others suffered from tear gas suffocation as Israeli army suppressed a peaceful rally organized in protest of Israel’s take over of land for the benefit of settlement expansion and in condemnation of Israel’s attacks and near-daily killings of Palestinians.

Secretary-General of Palestinian Democratic Union (Fida), Mervat Abu Shanab, and Activist Khaled Mansour were both shot and injured with rubber bullets; one in the leg and abdomen and the other in  the foot, respectively.

In the Ramallah area, dozens of Palestinians suffocated by tear gas used against them by army soldiers as the latter quelled a similar peaceful rally organized in condemnation of Israeli forces and settlers’ attacks against the Palestinian people as well as in support of al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Soldiers fired a hail of tear gas canisters at protesters who gathered in front of the Israeli Ofer prison, located in the West Bank, between the Ramallah area of Beituniya and Giv’at Ze’ev illegal Israeli settlement, leaving many to suffer from suffocation.

According to the Ministry of Health, the death toll of Palestinians killed since the beginning of unrest in early October reached  74, including 15 children. Over 2,250 Palestinians have also been injured by live rounds or rubber-coated steel bullets.