Many Injured in East Jerusalem Clashes

26 Apr
12:11 AM

Dozens of Palestinians were shot and injured on Saturday, while others suffocated during clashes which erupted with Israeli forces in the East Jerusalem village of al-Tur, following an earlier shooting and killing of a teenager by Israeli soldiers.WAFA correspondence reports that over 25 Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, mostly in the upper parts of their bodies, whereas 50 other Palestinians suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation as Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters and steel bullets during clashes in al-Tur.

These clashes erupted hours after Israeli forces stationed at the Z‘ayyim checkpoint to the east of Jerusalem shot dead a Palestinian teenager from al-Tur village.

Seventeen-year-old Ali Abu Ghannam was shot dead by Israeli forces stationed at the checkpoint around 1:00 a.m. following a scuffle.

All of the injured were treated by Palestinian paramedics at the scene.

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