Palestinian Youth Shot in Face in Bethlehem Clashes

BETHLEHEM, January 3, 2016 (WAFA) – A Palestinian youth Sunday was shot and injured in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet during an Israeli army raid into the city of Bethlehem, according to security sources.

Sources informed WAFA that clashes broke out between armed Israeli soldiers and Palestinian locals at Jerusalem-Hebron main street. Forces reportedly used rubber baton rounds, stun grenades, and tear gas canisters against locals, shooting and injuring an unidentified youth in the face.

The youth was transferred to hospital for medical treatment, where his condition was described as moderate.

To be noted, the violent unrest that broke out in early October 2015, have claimed the lives of 144 Palestinians, including 27 children and seven women, all of whom were killed by Israeli forces’ fire. At least 1600 others were injured during the reporting period.