Jewish settlers shoot, critically wound Palestinian child
|Saturday, December 13,2008 14:14|
AL-KHALIL, A Palestinian child was critically wounded on Friday when armed Jewish settlers encircled a Palestinian house and fired randomly in its vicinity in Al-Khalil city, eyewitnesses reported.
They said that the boy was carried to hospital with serious wounds while the Israeli occupation forces command said that the boy was hit with a rubber-coated bullet fired by one of its troops while dispersing a demonstration. It claimed that the boy was throwing stones at the soldiers.
Meanwhile, the Bil"in villagers hit the streets of their village following the Friday congregation in their weekly protest march against the Israeli confiscation of their lands to build the separation fence.
IOF troops blocked the marchers" from crossing the main gate in the wall and fired sonic and gas bombs in addition to rubber bullets at them wounding three including an 8-year-old child while tens were treated for suffocation.
Six other Palestinians were wounded with rubber bullets fired by the IOF soldiers in the village of Ni"lin also during its inhabitants" weekly demonstration against land confiscation.
IOF soldiers broke up the demonstration by force and wounded the AFP photographer in the process while dozens suffered from suffocation.
Both villages are in Ramallah district.