Friday April 5, 2013, Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank reported that 39 Palestinians have been injured by rubber-coated metal bullets fired at Palestinian protesters in Hebron, and that dozens of residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.The Maan News Agency reported that the clashes were concentrated in Bab Az-Zawiya, in the center of Hebron, in Halhoul nearby town, in Al-Arroub refugee camp, in Al-Fawwar refugee camp, and the At-Tabaqa village.
On Friday evening, one resident was shot by a live round in his arm during clashes that took place in Bab Az-Zawiya.
Nasser Qabaja, head of the Disasters Units at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in the southern part of the West Bank, stated that four Palestinians were moved to a local hospital after being injured in Bab Az-Zawiya, and 14 other residents were treated by field medics.
Qabaja added that six more Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets, north of Halhoul town, and were moved to a local clinic, and four more residents were treated by medics on the scene.
Two Palestinians have been injured in the At-Tabaqa nearby village, and were moved to a local hospital suffering head and feet injuries.
Qabaja further stated that six Palestinians were injured during clashes that took place in the Al-Arroub refugee camp, and dozens have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation after the army attacked protesters in the Al-Fawwar refugee camp.
Hebron has been the center of ongoing clashes, that extended to different parts of the occupied West Bank, following the death of detainee Maisara Abu Hamdiyya, 64, who died at the Intensive Care Unit at the Soroka Israeli hospital on Tuesday morning suffering from an advanced stage of cancer resulting of medical negligence in Israeli prisons.
On Thursday, a Palestinian youth, identified as Naji Al-Balbisi, 18, died of wounds suffered Wednesday during clashes with the army in Anabta village, near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem.
On Wednesday at night, a Palestinian teenager was killed and at least three others have been injured by Israeli military fire during clashes that took place at the Ennab roadblock, east of Tulkarem.
Dozens of Palestinians have been injured in Hebron, as well as other parts of the occupied West Bank, and several Palestinians have been detained and kidnapped by the army since the death of Abu Hamdiyya on Tuesday.