Online donation system by ClickandPledge

user preferences

  • Language - en

Occupation Forces Shoot 2 Youth During Clashes in Aida Camp

author Saturday April 12, 2014 20:37author by Chris Carlson - 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group Report post

Two Palestinians were injured, Saturday, during clashes between local youth and Israeli forces in Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem.


Tires burn after local activists erected a bonfire beside the Israeli separation wall as it passes beside the camp on March 26 (MaanImages/file).

A local source said that two young men were shot by Israeli soldiers during the clashes, one with a live bullet in the leg and the other with a metal-covered steel bullet.

Ma'an reports that the source said Israeli forces entered the refugee camp and fired large amounts of tear gas into the refugee camp, where clashes have been ongoing since the afternoon.

Aida camp is a frequent site of clashes because it is located beside Rachel's Tomb, which is surrounded on three sides by the Israeli separation wall despite being in the middle of the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.

Israeli forces shot more than 20 youth with both rubber-coated steel bullets and live bullets, during clashes that have occurred almost daily since December and January, with clashes continuing to break out occasionally in the area.

There are 19 refugee camps in the occupied West Bank, within which live about a quarter of the 771,000 registered refugees in the territory.

More than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.8 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes in the conflict surrounding Israel's creation in 1948.

category bethlehem | israeli attacks | news report author email chris at imemc dot org
Related Link(s): http://www.maannews.net/
This page can be viewed in
English
Your donation helps keep the IMEMC FREE and INDEPENDENT

Click here to donate.
Follow imemcnews on Twitter
Your donation helps keep the IMEMC FREE and INDEPENDENT

Click here to donate.
© 2001-2014 IMEMC News. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by IMEMC News. Disclaimer | Privacy