[Thursday Evening, February 6, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young Palestinian man was shot and injured by Israeli military fire in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, in Hebron. Dozens of residents were hurt by gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets.The young man was shot in the upper left thigh, and suffered damage to his groin, the Ma’an News Agency has reported.
Medics provided him with the needed first aid, and moved him to a local hospital in the city.
Furthermore, dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, while many others were shot and injured by rubber-coated metal bullets.
The attacks took place at the entrance of the refugee camp, after dozens of soldiers invaded the area.
The Israeli military claimed that local youth blocked the main road, and that the soldiers “only used riot gear and munitions”, in addition to firing a live round at a Palestinian who “initiated violence”, according to the military’s allegations.
The army also said that a number of youth threw empty bottles and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers.
The camp is subject to frequent Israeli military violations, ongoing invasions and arrests; the army also has a permanent roadblock near the main entrance of the camp.
It is located south of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc and the Etzion Israeli military and security center.