A 31-year-old Palestinian was shot and injured during confrontations which erupted between the Israeli army and Palestinians in the village of Taquo, east of Bethlehem, according to medical sources.
WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency reports that the director of the Red Crescent in Bethlehem, Mohammad Awad, said Khalaf Abu Mefarreh, 31, was shot in the foot with a live bullet during clashes which erupted in the vicinity of a school. He was given first aid at the scene and later transferred to hospital for treatment where his condition was described as stable.
According to Ma’an News Agency, a spokeswoman for the Israeli army said that a ‘riot erupted as dozens of Palestinians gathered at the area of (the settlement of) Teqoa, hurling rocks at security forces.’
‘During continuous attempts to disperse the riot,’ she said, ‘soldiers opened fire toward the main instigator’s lower extremities.’
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories, of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part, have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.