ISRAELI FORCES RAID QALANDIA CAMP, CLASH WITH PALESTINIANS

Photo: Ma'an News Agency
Israeli forces early Monday used live fire during clashes with Palestinians in Qalandia refugee camp. (Photo: Ma’an)

Ramallah, 3 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/3 February 2015 (MINA) – Israeli forces early Monday used live fire during clashes with Palestinians in Qalandia refugee camp, locals said.

Witnesses told Ma’an that clashes broke out in the camp when “hundreds” of Israeli soldiers and dozens of military vehicles raided the area at around 2:00 a.m.

Sixteen-year-old Mahmoud Hassan Abu Nassar was injured in the thigh and taken to the Palestine Medical Center for treatment, the sources said, Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Dozens of others were hurt by rubber-coated bullets and tear gas inhalation.

Muhammad Ali Mteir, 17, Jalal Abu Isba, 24, and Murad Taysir Hammad, 29, were detained during the clashes. The three are former prisoners.

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Fifteen-year-old Asid Nasser al-Zir was also detained by Israeli soldiers.

Live and rubber-coated bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades damaged several houses and vehicles parked in the area, the sources added.

Residents say Qalandia refugee camp is raided regularly by Israeli forces, who often detain former prisoners. (T/P010/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)