Palestinian Teenagers Shot and Inured At Checkpoint

31 Jan
8:32 PM

Two Palestinian youth were shot and injured by Israeli forces, early Friday, at a checkpoint east of Jerusalem, in the West Bank, according to witnesses.Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that 19-year-old Jawhar Nasser Jawhar was injured by Israeli fire at al-Zaayyem checkpoint, near Abu Dis.

Jawhar remains in Israeli custody, and was not immediately given access to first aid, witnesses said.

Additionally, Adam Abd al-Raouf Halabiya, 17, was injured in the incident.

His mother Svetlana, a Ukrainian citizen, spoke to Ma’an via telephone from the Israeli hospital her son was taken to, and said that she was being prevented from seeing her son. She added that Israeli soldiers instructed doctors not to answer her questions about his health and that she was threatened with to deportation to the Ukraine.

An Israeli Border Police spokesman was unable to be reached for comment.

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