Jenin, 13 Jumadal Awwal 1436/4 March 2015 (MINA)– A young Palestinian man has sustained gunshot wounds after Israeli forces opened fire during clashes with a group of Palestinian youths north of the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said 40 Israeli military vehicles rolled into the city of Qabatiya, located six kilometers (3.7 miles) south of Jenin, on Tuesday morning.
Israeli troopers then fired tear gas canisters, stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets at local Palestinians, who pelted them with stones and empty bottles in return, Press TV quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
A 20-year-old Palestinian, identified as Muhammad Ali Hithnawi, was shot in the left foot when Israeli soldiers started to use live rounds. Another young Palestinian man also suffered tear gas inhalation.
Both men were transferred to a hospital in the nearby city of Jenin to receive medical treatment.
In recent months, Israeli forces have frequently raided the houses of Palestinians in the West Bank, arresting dozens of people, who are then transferred to Israeli prisons, where they are kept without any charges brought against them.
There have been many reports about the deteriorating health of several Palestinian prisoners held inside Israeli jails.
Over 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held in 17 Israeli prisons and detention camps. Moreover, 540 Palestinians are held without any trial under the so-called administrative detention.
Administrative detention is a sort of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months. The detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods of time. (T/P010/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)