VIDEO: Israeli Forces Open Fire in Qalandiya Refugee Camp, 13 Injured

Wed Nov 11, 2015 15:45:44

Israeli forces have opened fire during clashes at the Qalandiya military checkpoint near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah injuring 13 Palestinians with live fire.

Israeli forces opened fire when clashes broke out during the raid with Palestinian residents who threw stones at the forces in Qalandiya refugee camp in West Bank city of Ramallah in which 13 palestinans were injured.

Residents told Ma'an that 16-year-old camp resident Faris Abu al-Esh was shot before being detained and his condition is not known.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health told Ma’an that the injured were transferred to the Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah.

All Palestinians admitted were shot in their lower extremities during the clashes, medics said. Two residents sustained a serious injury and the remaining 11 were reported to be in stable condition.

Earlier this month, clashes broke out in the Qalandiya area following the funeral of Omar al-Faqeh, 23, who was shot dead by Israeli forces at Qalandiya checkpoint on Oct. 17 after reportedly alleged stabbing and injuring an Israeli Border Police officer.

Al-Faqeh is one of 79 Palestinians to be killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of October, many of whom were shot dead during alleged, attempted, and actual attacks on Israeli military and civilians.

Ten Israelis have died from attacks by individual Palestinians in the same time period.

Israeli forces have clashed over the past month with residents of Qalandiya refugee camp during repeated raids.  The raids come as two homes in the tightly-packed camp are slated for demolition by Israeli authorities; Maan News Agency reported.


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