Published: 2019-09-10 07:41
Last Updated: 2019-09-10 07:57
A Palestinian youth was shot and injured with live bullets during clashes that broke out with Israeli forces to the north of al-Bireh city in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Monday, September 9, 2019.
The Ministry added in a brief statement that a Palestinian youth, who was not identified, was admitted into hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. His medical condition was described as critical.
Clashes erupted earlier yesterday as dozens of Birzeit University students and activists marched from downtown Ramallah to the northern checkpoint known as the DCO, near the northern entrance to al-Bireh city, to protest the death of cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner Bassam Sayeh while in custody.
Palestinians charged that Sayeh, who suffered from cancer, died of medical negligence by the Israel Prisons Service.