The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers shot and killed three Palestinians, on Friday, and wounded at least 154 others, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. The Ministry stated that the soldiers shot and killed Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Shalalda, 22, from Sa‚Äôir town, while resident Hasan Jihad al-Baw, 22, from Halhoul town, died of a gunshot injury to the heart.
At least 33 Palestinians were shot and wounded in ensuing clashes on the northern entrance of Hebron city and Ras al-Joura area.
Sa‚Äôid al-Khatib, spokesperson of the Red Crescent Society in Hebron, said Red Crescent ambulances and medics, in addition to the Palestinian Medical Relief, moved seven of the wounded Palestinians to hospitals, after being shot with live rounds to the lower parts of their bodies.
23 Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and four suffered anxiety attacks, were transferred to hospitals and clinics in Hebron.
On Friday evening, one Palestinian, identified as Lafi Yousef Awad, 22 years of age, was shot and killed by Israeli army fire during clashes with soldiers invading Budrus village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Awad was first shot with a rubber-coated metal bullet, before the soldiers chased him, and one of them fired a live round on his back.
Awad, a student of the Al-Quds ‚Äď Abu Dis University, was moved to the Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah, where he died of his serious wounds.
Eyewitnesses said a sharpshooter of the Israeli army deliberately targeted Awad despite his injury, and shot him from a close range.
The Health Ministry said 48 Palestinians have been shot with live Israeli army fire, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
In the Gaza Strip, seventeen Palestinians were shot with live army fire, one was directly shot with a gas bomb, and scores suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The Ministry also said one Palestinian was shot with a life round in Beit Forik, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus; three Palestinians were shot with live rounds, and 10 with rubber-coated steel bullets, and 15 suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation in Qalqilia, also in the northern part of the West Bank, and dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In addition, 25 Palestinians were shot with live rounds, during clashes with soldiers invading the al-Baloa‚Äô area, in al-Biereh in the central West Bank.
Three Palestinians were shot with life army fire, and seven with rubber-coated steel bullets, during clashes that took place at the northern entrance of Bethlehem.
One medic was also shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his ear, as he was trying to rescue wounded Palestinians.
Six Palestinians were also shot in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and may suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In the Gaza Strip, seventeen Palestinians were shot with live rounds, and one was shot with a gas bomb, that directly struck him in the pelvis.
The death of the three Palestinians on Friday, brings the number of slain Palestinians since October 1 to 86, including 18 children and four women, one of the slain women from Gaza, was killed along with her child.