On Sunday evening, Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian child with live fire and caused many residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Burqa village, northwest of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank’s northern part.
Ziad Abu Omar, the head of Burqa Village Council, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said the soldiers closed the village’s three western roads with sand hills and concrete blocks, leading to protests.
Ahmar Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers fired live rounds, wounding a child, 15, in the thigh, before Palestinian medics rushed him to a hospital in Nablus.
Jibril added that the soldiers also fired many gas bombs at surrounding homes and streets, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In related news, the soldiers installed a military roadblock on the eastern entrance of Bazzariya village, northwest of Nablus, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing.