Rubber-Coated and Live Bullets Injuries, Dozens of Suffocation Cases during Clashes in Hebron

protester prisoners day

HEBRON, July 22, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli forces crushed early Tuesday protests in solidarity with Gaza Strip in Hebron, shooting and injuring 25 Palestinians with live ammunition, while many others were shot and injured with rubber–coated steel bullets as well as causing dozens others to suffocate.

Palestinians rallied in solidarity with Gaza Strip, condemning the ongoing Israeli military aggression and atrocities and massacres committed by Israel against Palestinian civilians in the besieged enclave.

Israeli forces stormed Bab Az-Zawiya and Hebron Commercial Center via Al-Container checkpoint, where they took up positions on rooftops of Palestinians homes and fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at Palestinian protestors.

25 Palestinians were injured with live ammunition and dozens others were injured with rubber-coated metal bullets, while dozens suffocated. Many Palestinians were treated at the scene while the rest were taken to Hebron hospitals for treatment, according to Palestinian medics.

Medics described the injuries as moderate and noted that most of them were sustained in the lower extremity.


Source: WAFA