Teen Shot in Neck during Clashes with Israeli Soldiers in Nablus

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers near the border fence east of Gaza City on December 22, 2017.

Nablus, MINA – Israeli soldiers Wednesday shot a Palestinian teen during clashes at the entrance to a village north of Nablus.

Security sources told WAFA that Israeli soldiers shot 16-year-old Muhyi al-Din Salah in his neck during clashes at the entrance to Burqa village.

Salah was transferred to Rafidia hospital in Nablus to receive medical treatment for his injury, which was described as moderate.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinian refugees gathered on Wednesday in Jabalya refugee camp, to the northeast of Gaza, to protest the United States recent decision to scale down its financial contribution and food aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which will affect the livelihoods of thousands of refugee families in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The protesters waved banners that condemned the US move against UNRWA as well as the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The United States, the largest contributor to UNRWA, announced on January 16 that it will withhold $65 million out of $125 million it had planned to send to UNRWA this month. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)