Ramallah, 5 Ramadhan 1436/21 June 2015 (MINA) – Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian teenager during clashes in al-Tawil Hill neighborhood in al-Bireh city in the central West Bank Saturday night.
Locals said clashes broke out between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers deployed around the illegal Israeli settlement of Psagot. Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition at the Palestinians, hitting a 15-year-old boy twice in the leg, witnesses said.
He was evacuated in a private car to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.
An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed that Israeli forces had shot a Palestinian.
She said that after he approached the settlement with “a Molotov cocktail,” Israeli forces fired warning shots in the air.
When he continued to advance, they fired at his lower extremities.
So far this year, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that Israeli forces have injured on average 39 Palestinians per week.
They have killed a total of 13 Palestinians, including two since the beginning of this month. (T/P010/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)