Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli forces have opened fire on Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Naalin, leaving two of them wounded.

Palestinians demonstrating against the Israeli separation wall, said Israeli forces resorted to force and used rifle fire against them during the rally on Friday, Yent reported.

The Israeli military also confirmed the use of Ruger rifles which has been deemed by military prosecutors as live fire.

Earlier this year, the rights group B’tselem appealed to the military prosecutor with a demand to ban the rifles.

Judge Advocate General Avi Mandelblit said in his response to the appeal that "the guidelines for use of this ammunition (Ruger rifles) are severe and parallel to those for the use of live ammunition."

Israeli forces had shot and killed a Palestinian and wounded four others during weekly demonstrations in June, reportedly using the rifles.

(Press TV)

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