Israeli Fire Leaves 9 Palestinians Wounded Near Ramallah

Published July 15th, 2018 - 10:11 GMT
At least 9 Palestinians injured by Israeli fire near Ramallah. (AFP/ File)
At least 9 Palestinians injured by Israeli fire near Ramallah. (AFP/ File)

Nine Palestinians were injured Sunday in clashes with Israeli forces near the West Bank city of Ramallah, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. 

Six people were injured by live ammunition during an Israeli raid in the Jalazone refugee camp north of Ramallah, while three others were shot and injured by rubber bullets, the ministry said in a statement. 

It said all the injured were in a stable medical condition. 

According to local residents, the violence broke out after Israeli forces raided a number of houses in the camp, triggering clashes with angry residents. 

Six Palestinians were detained during the Israeli raid, local Palestinian sources said. 

There was no comment from the Israeli army on the report. 

The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians. 

The Israeli raid came amid tension in the Gaza Strip after two Palestinians were martyred in Israeli airstrikes, which the army said were in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory. 

On Saturday, Palestinian resistance factions and Israel reached an Egyptian-sponsored cease-fire in the blockaded Palestinian territory. 

Since March, more than 130 people have been martyred and thousands more injured by Israeli army fire during Palestinian protests against the decades-long Israeli occupation and 11-year blockade, which has gutted the coastal enclave’s economy and deprived its roughly 2 million inhabitants of basic commodities. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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