UPDATE: Two Palestinians Shot as Israel Crushes Rally near Ramallah, Other Clashes Reported

RAMALLAH, October 10, 2015 (WAFA) – Two Palestinians Saturday were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets fired at them by Israeli army, as the latter violently suppressed a students’ rally near the Israeli settlement of Beit El, to the north of Ramallah.

WAFA correspondent said that Israeli forces crushed a peaceful rally organized by students in condemnation of Israel’s growing dominance over al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.

Forces reportedly fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas canisters toward the peaceful protesters, shooting and injuring two youths with rubber bullets.

Israeli police forces have been banning Palestinians from entering the mosque compound during specific hours in the morning, whilst at the same time allowing settlers to provocatively tour the compound, igniting strong angry feelings among Palestinians, who consider the site to be the third holiest site in Islam.

Meanwhile, violent clashes broke out between Israeli army and Palestinian locals in the town of Kufr Aqab to the north of Jerusalem. No casualties were reported until the moment.

This came after Israeli forces attempted to raid the home of Ishaq Badran, 16, who was shot with live ammunition by Israeli police, who left Badran to bleed to death, after an alleged stabbing attack against Israeli settlers in Jerusalem’s Musrara neighborhood.

In the meantime, clashes renewed between Israeli army and Palestinian locals at the entrance of Bethlehem city, where soldiers fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades toward Palestinians. No casualties were reported until the moment.

 

 

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