Ramallah, 11 Rabi’ul Akhir 1437/21 January 2016 (MINA) – A comprehensive statistical report by the Palestinian Ministry of Health showed that 14,250 Palestinians got injured in Jerusalem Intifada in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem since last October.
The report, which was published by the ministry on Wednesday (20/1), documented 1,234 injuries by Israeli live bullets, and 2,980 others by rubber bullets and 323 injuries due to beating at the hands of Israeli soldiers, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
38 Palestinians suffered burns and 9,675 others choked on Israeli tear gas during confrontations with Israeli troops, the report added.
In September of 2000, a visit to Al-Aqsa by controversial Israeli politician Ariel Sharon sparked what later became known as the Second Intifada — a popular uprising against the Israeli occupation in which thousands of Palestinians were killed.
Israel occupied east Jerusalem – where Al-Aqsa is located – during the 1967 Six Day War. It was later annexed to the city in 1980, claiming it as the capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish state in a move never recognized by the international community.(T/P008/R07)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)