Israeli occupation forces shot and injured, on Friday evening, a Palestinian youth who suffers from a mental disability, in Qalqilia, in addition to a young man in Anata town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, local sources reported.
On Friday evening, occupation forces, stationed at a military roadblock at the southern entrance to the city of Qalqilia, in the northwestern part of the West Bank, opened fire at Palestinian youths who protested the army presence.
Media sources said that soldiers shot a Palestinian young man who suffers from a mental disability, with “Tutu” or “Dum Dum” bullets, that expand on impact.
A social media video shows the young man standing on the road, posing no threat to soldiers, the soldier raising his weapon, firing from a short distance, and the youth falling to the ground.
It was reported that the wounded young man, identified as Islam Nofal, was transported to Darwish Nazzal Hospital in Qalqilia for medical intervention.
No further information was provided regarding the location or severity of his condition, although another social media video shows the fully conscious young man, who appears to have been shot in his lower body.
According to International Humanitarian Law (IHL);
“The use of bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body is prohibited.”
[Video from J Media]
Meanwhile, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, Israeli forces stormed Anata town, and shot at least one young man with live rounds.
Media sources said that the army invaded the Dahiyat Al-Salam suburb of Anata town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, and shot a Palestinian young man with live ammunition.
There was no further information provided regarding the circumstances of the shooting, or the severity of the wounds inflicted on the young man.