Palestinian killed, hundreds injured in West Bank
5 October 2015, Nirapad News: A teenager has been killed and more than 200 Palestinians injured as clashes with Israeli forces and settlers continued in the occupied West Bank.
The violence followed Israel’s decision to bar Palestinians from accessing Jerusalem’s Old City unless they were residents, a move Hamas called ‘racist and illegal’.
Israeli forces used live ammunition and rubber-coated steel bullets against Palestinian protesters during Sunday’s clashes, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said, reports Al Jazeera.
Huthaifa Suleiman, an 18-year-old Palestinian who was shot by Israeli forces during clashes at the Tulkarm checkpoint for throwing fire bombs, later died of his wounds.
The PRCS said almost 400 people have been injured, including 150 suffering from bullet wounds.
More than 200 have been treated for the effects of tear gas, it said.
Clashes took place in areas including Jenin in the occupied West Bank and the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya.
The PRCS has declared a state of emergency in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in response to what it said were ‘attacks by occupation forces and settlers’.