Israeli Troops Injure Two Journalists During Clashes With Local Youth
Wednesday March 17, 2010 22:10 by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News & Agencies
Two journalists were wounded on Wednesday during clashes between Israeli troops and local youth in different parts of the southern West Bank.
Palestinian youth injured by the Israeli army fire in the West Bank – File Photo by Haethm Alkateeb
In Hebron, clashes erupted when troops attacked school children protesting Israeli policies and the recent escalation in east Jerusalem.
Two journalists, Nasser Al Shoukhi, and Najih Al Hashlamoun, were hit with tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers at them. Both sustained moderate wounds.
Najih Al Hashlamoun, who works as a photojournalist for APA images, told IMEMC that he was hit with a tear gas bomb in his arm.
Meanwhile in Bethlehem city, clashes were reported between local youth and soldiers at a number of locations in the city -- no injuries were reported.
At least 38 Palestinian civilians were wounded by Israeli police fire on Tuesday during clashes in East Jerusalem.
The clashes took place after fundamental settler groups established on Monday a synagogue near Al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem.
Tension was high in Jerusalem as Israel declared a plan to build 50,000 new housing units for Jewish settlers in the city last week.