Palestinian Boy Shot, Critically Injured in Ramallah-area Clashes

Israeli forces shot and critically injured a 14-year-old Palestinian during clashes in the Jabal al-Tawil area of al-Bireh City on Tuesday, medics told Ma’an. Medics said the teen was in critical condition after being shot in the lower stomach with a live bullet.

The 14-year-old was first taken to the Palestine Medical Center and then transferred to the Ramallah Government Hospital for surgery.

Clashes erupt near the illegal Israel settlement of Psagot on a near daily basis. During clashes, Israeli forces fired live and rubber-coated steel bullets at protesters, most of whom are students from Ramallah’s high schools and universities.

Since the start of October, thousands of Palestinians have been injured in clashes, and more than 160 Palestinians have been shot dead, most of whom were killed after alleged, attempted or actual attacks against Israelis. During the same time, at least 20 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks.

(MAAN)

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