Israeli Soldiers Assault, Injure Hebron Worker

BETHLEHEM, February 18, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers on Thursday assaulted and injured a Palestinian worker in his leg at a military checkpoint near Bethlehem, in southern West Bank, according to security sources.

The sources said 23-year-old Aysar Shalaldeh, from the town of Sa’ir near Hebron, was on his way to work in Jerusalem when Israeli soldiers at the “300 checkpoint”, on the northern entrance of Bethlehem, physically assaulted and beat him up. Shalaldeh sustained a fracture in his leg due to the attack. He was transferred to nearby Beit Jala public hospital for medical treatment.

This came a day after a Palestinian worker, 30-year-old Wajdi Najajra, was injured in his feet after he fell on the ground from a high place, while being chased by Israeli soldiers in Wadi Abul-Hummus valley near Jerusalem.