IDF Spokesperson reports 11 Palestinians injured when IDF troops, Shabak and Israel Police entered Fawwar to arrest suspects and search for weapons, and were met with stones, Molotov cocktails & other improvised explosives.
A Palestinian teenager who was shot on Tuesday during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank succumbed to his wounds later that day, Palestinian officials said.
“Mohammed Abu Hashash, 17, died after he was shot in the chest during clashes with (Israeli forces) in the Fawwar camp,” a statement from the Palestinian health ministry said.
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Palestinian sources said that an additional 40 people had been injured during the raid, while the Israeli army put the number of wounded at 11, Haaretz reports. The Palestinian Red Crescent said that 25 people had been injured.
The military said they had been using live bullets from the “Ruger” rifle, 0.22 rounds that are considered less lethal than regular live bullets. Sources in the camp said that both rubber and live bullets had been used and that some people had been seriously injured.
According to Haaretz, eyewitnesses in Fawwar said that Israeli forces had encircled the camp and that medical teams were having difficulty in evacuating the wounded.
“There’s an unprecedented attack on the refugee camp,” one Palestinian activist told Haaretz. “It’s been going on for hours and hours, and everyone’s silent, both the (Palestinian) Authority and international organizations.”
The IDF Spokesperson said that a large contingent of troops had gone into Fawwar to arrest suspects and search for weapons, and had been met with stones, Molotov cocktails and other improvised explosives.
In response, the army opened fire with 0.22 bullets, Haaretz reports.
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