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31 Palestinians Injured In Bethlehem

author Monday November 19, 2012 05:21author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies Report post

The Radio Bethlehem 2000 reported, on Sunday evening, that 31 Palestinians were injured, including one who suffered moderate injuries, after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets at protesters near Rachel Tomb, north of Bethlehem.


File - Radio Bethlehem 2000

It added that one of the wounded residents was hit in the face by a gas bomb fired by the army, and was moved, along with three other residents, to the government hospital in the city.

The rest of the injured residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation and received treatment by medics at the scene.

Also on Sunday, the army fired dozens of gas bombs into the Aida and Al-Azza Refugee camp, during clashes that took place at the entrances of the two camp; several residents were injured.

On Sunday around 7 in the evening, the army invaded Bethlehem and destroyed a vehicle that belongs to the Palestinian national Security, and hurled two gas bombs into it, no injuries were reported. The army claimed that the soldiers were chasing some Palestinian youths who hurled stones at them.

Clashes were reported in different parts of Bethlehem and several districts in the occupied West Bank after the army attacks protests in solidarity with Gaza.

It is worth mentioning that a 20-month-old child was killed when a gas bomb, fired by the Israeli soldier, hit him in the head, and burnt his bed, in Qlandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem.

At least 78 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 680 have been injured since last Wednesday; the casualties include women, elderly, children and infants.

category bethlehem | israeli attacks | news report author email saed at imemc dot org
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