Eight Palestinians Injured by Israeli Forces in Jordan Valley Protest

23 Jun
5:06 AM

Israeli military forces shot and injured 8 Palestinian civilians, Monday evening, in Jericho in the occupied Jordan Valley, Palestinian Information Center reported.

Thousands of Palestinians turned out to the protest against the impending annexation of much of the Jordan Valley, however, Israeli forces closed entrances to Jericho city, leading to confrontations between demonstrators and the Israeli army.

Local sources said the military fired at the Palestinians with rubber-coated steel rounds, tear-gas canisters and concussion grenades, injuring eight.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reported four Palestinian injuries by rubber-coated steel rounds and four others were injured by tear-gas canisters.

No further information regarding the details of the injuries, or the current conditions were available at the time of this report.

Important to note, a Palestinian man was shot and wounded, by Israeli soldiers, on Monday. The Israeli military alleged that the Palestinian man threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli military vehicles.

~ PIC

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Ali Salam

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