[Tuesday Evening, February 11, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian man was moderately wounded by Israeli army fire after dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West bank city of Hebron.Mohammad Awad, spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, said that the soldiers fired a rubber-coated metal bullet, wounding Abdul-Aziz Zamel Ekhlayyil, 48, in the head.
Awad said that the soldiers were less the 10 meters away from Ekhlayyil, causing moderate injuries that required moving him to the Alia Hospital in Hebron.
“Ekhalyyil was returning home from work, he is a construction worker, he was driving a tractor, close to the Safa Crossing, north of Beit Ummar”, Awad said. “He saw two cars parked near an abandoned fuel station, it was dark, he tried to bypass the two cars, not knowing they are actually military vehicles…”.
“The soldiers did not order him to stop, but one of the soldiers, sitting in the jeep, pointed his gun at him, and fired a rubber-coated metal bullet hitting him in the forehead”, he added.
The soldiers then drove away while dozens of residents gathered in the area, and took the wounded Palestinian to a medical center, before he was moved to the Alia Hospital in Hebron city.