Clashes Across Hebron, Palestinian Youth Shot and Injured

17 Jul
3:04 AM

A Palestinian youth was shot and injured with a live bullet, on Wednesday at dawn, during one of several confrontations occurring between Palestinians and Israeli forces across the Hebron area. Additionally, two Palestinian families have served with papers notifying them of Israel’s intent to demolish their homes, for alleged involvement in the deaths of 3 missing settlers.According to WAFA correspondence, the 23-year-old Palestinian was shot in the foot with a live bullet during clashes which erupted at Halhoul Bridge, near Hebron’s northern entrance. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Confrontations also erupted in Bab Al-zawya area, at the Hebron trade center, Ras Al-Jura, and in the town of Beit Ummer, all located to the north of Hebron.

Soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas and sound bombs towards residents, causing dozens to suffocate from tear gas inhalation.

Also on Wednesday, Israeli forces stormed the city of Hebron, where they handed two Palestinian families notices to demolish their two homes, for alleged involvement in the kidnapping and killing of three settlers who went missing on June 12th. (The settlers’ bodies were later reported to have been uncovered near Hebron, just near the site from which they had allegedly gone missing.)

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The notices gave the families of Amir Abu Eisha and Marwan Al-Qawasmeh two days to submit a written objection to the demolition to be sent to.

Two men, Marwan al-Qawasmeh, 29, and Amer Abu Eisha, 33, stand accused of the abduction and murder of the 3 settlers. Their homes have been since destroyed by Israeli forces, despite denial of any involvement coming from family members.

According to Press TV, Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home Party has, in fact, called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to what she called ‘little snakes.’

‘They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists,’ Shaked said, adding: ‘They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.”

Furthermore on Wednesday, in the Hebron district, the Israeli army arrested 12 Palestinians, including two members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), during predawn raids across the southern West Bank district of Hebron, according to security sources and witnesses.

See related link: Including Two Legislators, At Least Twelve Palestinians Kidnapped In Hebron

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