A 10-year-old Palestinian boy was critically wounded Friday throughout clashes with Israeli troopers within the northern West Financial institution village of Kfar Qaddum, the Palestinian Well being Ministry stated.
Palestinian media reported that the boy, named Abdul-Rahman Yasser Shtewi, was hit within the head by a rubber bullet fired by Israeli forces on the scene of a weekly protest in opposition to the West Financial institution separation barrier.
He was taken by the Palestinian Purple Crescent to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, the place officers confirmed to Haaretz his situation.
The Israeli military stated no reside hearth was used, however confirmed riot management gear was deployed in opposition to the protesters, numbering at about 60.
Morad Ashtwei, a resident of the village and a promoter of the marches in opposition to the separation fence, instructed Haaretz the protest in opposition to restrictions imposed on the motion of residents occur nearly each week since a few years.
“The military use rubber bullets and different harmful means to hurt demonstrators,” Ashtwei added. Talking of the 10-year-old boy that was wounded, he stated he was following the demonstration simply “out of curiosity” and “wasn’t harming anybody” when he was shot.
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