Israeli Soldiers Shoot, Injure Journalist in Hebron

HEBRON, November 23, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers on Sunday shot and injured a Palestinian journalist with a rubber-coated bullet in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, while he was covering a peaceful demonstration by Palestinian locals, according to local sources.


WAFA correspondent said Israeli soldiers opened fire at Abdul-Hafiz al-Hashlamoun, a press photographer, and injured him with a rubber-coated bullet in the foot while he was present at Shuhadaa Street to cover a Palestinian demonstration protesting against Israeli army’s closure of the street since last Friday.


Meanwhile, forces stationed at the closed off entrance also prevented students from crossing through to their schools, assaulting residents who gathered to demand their right to cross to reach their workplaces and schools.


To be noted, around 16 Palestinian journalists were killed during the Israeli July aggression on Gaza, in a grave violation of human rights.