Palestinian medical sources reported on Saturday evening that two Palestinian youths were wounded by Israeli military fire as soldiers attacked local residents defending themselves from fundamental settlers near Nablus.
Sources at the Palestinian Red crescent Society reported that Ahmad Isam Al Faqeeh, 16, was wounded by a rubber-coated bullet in his thigh, and was moved to the Rafidia Hospital. His condition was described as light-to-moderate.
Resident Nasr Daoud Daqlous, 18, was lightly wounded and received treatment by medics at the scene.
The clashes started when dozens of fundamental settlers of the illegal Yitzhar settlement attacked the village and its residents.
Ghassan Douglas, in Charge of Settlements File in the northern part of the West Bank, stated that after settlers attacked the residents, Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene and fired upon Palestinians instead of removing the settlers who initiated the confrontation.
Iraq-Burin is a small village of nearly 1000 residents in addition to some 600 residents living abroad, most in Jordan and Kuwait. It has 125 homes and the families living there are originally from Burin village. The settlers attacked local villagers of Iraq-Burin village, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank.