1,090 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in last 10 days, PRCS says

Palestine

Published: 2017-07-25 10:59

Last Updated: 2017-07-25 11:52


Seven Palestinians have died since July 14, with four killed during clashes with Israeli forces (Photo from online sources)
Seven Palestinians have died since July 14, with four killed during clashes with Israeli forces (Photo from online sources)
Roya News Source

Around 1,090 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli occupation forces in the last ten days, according to a statement released by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Monday.

The injuries were a result of the Israeli occupation's response to a campaign of civil disobedience launched by Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem in protest of increased Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the Ma'an News Agency quoted the PRCS as saying.

Israeli authorities installed metal detectors, turnstiles and additional security cameras in the Al Aqsa compound in occupied Jerusalem following a shooting which killed three Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers on July 14.

On Monday evening, a Palestinian was shot in the head during clashes in the Jerusalem-area town of Hizma, Ma'an reported, adding that the Palestinian Ministry of Health has said he is in critical condition.

Statistics from the PRCS showed that 29 Palestinians were injured, some seriously, with live bullets; 374 were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets; 471 suffered from tear gas inhalation, with 34 hospitalised; while 216 Palestinians were “physically assaulted, burned and run over” during clashes with Israeli forces.

376 of the injuries documented occurred in Jerusalem, with one Jerusalemite injured by live fire; 193 Jerusalemites injured with rubber-coated steel bullets;14 Jerusalemites suffered from severe tear gas inhalation and 168 Jerusalemites who were “assaulted and run over”.

According to Ma'an, seven Palestinians have died since July 14, with four killed during clashes with Israeli forces.

The four were identified as 18-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Sharaf, 20-year-old Muhammad Hassan Abu Ghannam, 17-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Khalaf Lafi and 24-year-old Yousif Abbas Kashur, Ma'an said.