150 Palestinians Injured By Army Fire In Ramallah
Monday May 16, 2011 11:52 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Palestinian medical forces reported Sunday that at least 150 Palestinians were injured by Israeli military fire, while dozens of residents were kidnapped as the army opened fire at the “Return Protests” in Ramallah and Al Biereh on Sunday.
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A source at the Ramallah governmental hospital said that 150 residents were admitted to the hospital, including seven who are in serious conditions. Rubber-coated metal bullets hit dozens of the wounded, while dozens of residents were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.
Clashes took place in different parts of Ramallah and its surrounding areas as hundreds of residents also marked the 63rd anniversary of the Nabka.
Soldiers stationed at the Qalandia terminal, south of Ramallah, fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs at the protestors.
Clashes also took place at the Atara roadblock as the soldiers opened fire at dozens of school students near the roadblock that separates Ramallah from dozens of villages and towns near the city and in the northern part of the West Bank.
Furthermore, clashes were reported at a roadblock, north west of occupied Jerusalem, as the army pushed hundreds of soldiers near and around Israeli settlements encircling the city.
In addition, troops attacked dozens of protesters in Anata town, northeast of Jerusalem. Similar clashes occurred in different parts of the West Bank as Israel pushed more than 10.000 soldiers into the occupied territories, and imposed a strict siege on the West Bank.
Ten persons were killed as Israeli troops opened fire at hundreds of Palestinian and Lebanese protesters, who marched near the border fence thousands marking the Nabka; more than 100 were injured, some seriously.
The protesters tried to march towards the border and the Lebanese army fired rounds of live ammunition into the air to prevent them from reaching the border with Israel.
The Qatar-based Al Jazeera reported that thousands of Palestinian refugees living in refugee camps in Lebanon marched towards the border with historic Palestine in parallel with similar marches in Ramallah, Gaza, Syria and Egypt defying the Israeli occupation and marking the Nakba when Israeli forces and armed militias forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians out of their villages and towns to establish the state of Israel in 1948.
The number of Palestinian refugees now is more than 4 million persons living in refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, several Arab countries and in different parts of the world.