Medical sources in Bethlehem said nine Palestinians were injured, Monday, during ongoing clashes that erupted after Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian child in Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem.At least three Palestinians were initially injured by rubber-coated metal bullets, and later six more Palestinian were also shot.
Dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and received treatment by local medics.
Hundreds of Palestinians marched from the Beit Jala Governmental Hospital, heading towards the northern entrance of Bethlehem, near Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque.
As the residents reached the area, soldiers stationed on their concrete fortified military tower, of the Annexation Wall, started firing rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
Medical sources said three Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and several others suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The funeral of the slain child,
Abdul-Rahman Shadi Khalil Obeidallah, 12 years of age, will be held, Tuesday, amidst a comprehensive strike declared by all national factions.