The Israeli army shot and injured three children while attempting to
enter the Ibrahimi Mosque (Tomb of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, in the
South of the West Bank late Wednesday night.
The injured were identified as Amar Abu Sinanah, 15 years old, who was shot by a rubber bullet in his hand, Hussam Abu Hussain, 13, who took a rubber coated bullet in the leg, and Shadi Ishtaih, 16, who sustained head injuries due to a sound bomb. All were moved to the public hospital in the city, medical sources reported.
Eye witnesses said that the three were injured as they attmepte to enter the Ibrahimi mosque for Lailat al Kader (Night of Destiny), the night Muslims believe God revealed the Koran to the prophet Mohammed.
Others attempting to enter the mosque were searched by soldiers, and sometimes turned away with the use of tear gas, rubber coated bullets and sound bombs, for no clear reason, eyewitnesses added.