Last Update 23:24
Thursday, 24 June 2021

Man killed, dozens wounded in West Bank protest

Seven shots rang out, but it was unclear where they came from. Israeli soldiers on a hillside opposite the protest could be seen taking cover behind mounds of sandbags

AP , Tuesday 18 May 2021
Share/Bookmark
Share/Bookmark

 The Palestinian Health Ministry says a Palestinian protester was killed and dozens more were wounded when gunshots rang out at a large demonstration in the occupied West Bank.

The Health Ministry identified the deceased as 25-year-old Muhammad Hamid. It says 46 others were wounded, including 16 with bullet wounds. It says four of them are in serious condition.

Hundreds of protesters had gathered on the outskirts of Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is headquartered, to protest against Israel's actions in Gaza and Jerusalem. They burned tires and hurled stones at the Israeli troops, who fired tear gas at them.

At one point, seven shots rang out, but it was unclear where they came from. Israeli soldiers on a hillside opposite the protest could be seen taking cover behind mounds of sandbags.

Israel has recently started a crackdown against Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem, which was followed by an aerial campaign on Gaza Strip.

A general strike on Tuesday was observed by Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online. 

Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.