Young Man Injured during Bethlehem Town Clashes

BETHLEHEM, February 17, 2016  (WAFA) – A young man was shot and injured with a live round during clashes that erupted as Palestinians rallied in support of hunger-striking detainee at the southern entrance of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem.

Clashes broke out at al-Nashnash crossroads in the southern Bethlehem as Palestinians rallied in support of hunger-striking detainee Muhammad al-Qiq.

During clashes, Israeli forces fired live rounds, tear gas canisters and stun grenades at demonstrators, hitting and injuring a demonstrator in the thigh.

The injured man was rushed into a Bethlehem hospital for treatment.

Al-Qiq, 33, started a hunger strike in late November to protest his administrative detention without trial or charge.

Similar clashes erupted in Duheisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem. No injuries were reported.

 

Wafa