Palestine: Two injured in renewed clashes in Hebron
By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources reported that two Palestinians have been injured and dozens have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation, during clashes that took place between the residents and Israeli soldiers in Beit Ummar town, and the Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
The clashes started during morning hours in Beit Ummar and Al-Arroub, after the army attacked Palestinians protesting the death of detainee Maisara Abu Hamdiyya, 64, who died of an advanced stage of cancer due to the lack of adequate medical attention in Israeli prisons.
Mohammad Ayyad, spokesperson of the Popular Committee in Beit Ummar, reported that the clashes are still ongoing, and that dozens of residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation, while two Palestinians were shot by rubber-coated metal bullets fired by the army.
Ayyad added that the army also attacked a funeral for a young Palestinian identified as Mahmoud Sleiby, and fired gas bombs at the funeral procession in addition to opening fire at the home of resident Habes Al-Alami and a storage that belongs to resident Fayez Abu Ayyash causing them to catch on fire.
Ahmad Abu Kheran, coordinator of the Popular Committee in the Al-Arroub refugee camp, stated that most of the clashes in the camp took place at its main entrance and its center.
He added that the army seems to be deliberately targeting civilian homes with gas bombs during clashes in the area.
At least fifty Palestinians have been injured during the ongoing clashes in Hebron and its nearby areas, since Tuesday evening.