Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Israelis shoot dead 16-year old in refugee camp near Hebron

 Funeral of 16-year old Omar Madi. 

Israeli forces shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian during clashes in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron's al-Arrub refugee camp on Tuesday, medical sources told Ma'an.
Doctors at al-Mizan hospital in Hebron said the boy, identified as Omar Madi, was shot in the chest during clashes in the camp and was evacuated to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. An Israeli army spokesperson did not immediately respond for comment. Locals said Israeli forces shot tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live fire during clashes in the camp, while youths responded with rocks and Molotov cocktails.Al-Arrub refugee camp lies along Route 60, a major West Bank road that Israeli settlers regularly use to reach a cluster of illegal Israeli settlements in Hebron, and the camp has been site to frequent clashes with Israeli military over the past several months.On Friday, Israeli soldiers killed a 14-year-old Palestinian and detained another young boy along the route, after the two allegedly tried to throw Molotov cocktails at passing vehicles.

An Israeli settler was wounded in a stabbing attack in the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion in the southern occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli medical sources said. Israeli emergency services Magen David Adom said the settler -- a resident of Neve Daniel settlement in Gush Etzion -- was in moderate condition. An Israeli army spokesperson said that the "wounded civilian" had arrived at the entrance to Neve Daniel "reporting a stabbing." He was later evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment. Israeli forces hermetically closed off the village of  Nahhalin near Bettlehem after the attack in search of the attacker.

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