On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers shot a young Palestinian man on the Al-Mo’arrajat road between Ramallah and Jericho in the occupied West Bank before detaining him, the Maan News Agency has reported.
While driving with his friends, the Palestinian, Mazen Ayman Samrat, 22, from Jericho, in the northeastern West Bank, was shot and detained by the soldiers who later took him to a hospital before being discharged.
“I was with two of my cousins in the Al-Mo’arrajat area, but our car was heating up, so we pulled over and started adding water,” he said, “That is when the soldiers drove fast toward us before they jumped out of their jeep and fired a few live rounds.”
“One of the bullets scraped my face, and the other struck my leg,” Mazen added, “The soldiers later called for an ambulance and took me to a hospital where I was treated and discharged. The incident started at seven in the evening, and I was let go at midnight after the doctors stitched my wounds and gave me painkillers.”
“The soldiers then told me they wanted to drive me home, but they took me in their jeep and started driving on roads between Ramallah and Jericho while joking around with each other and laughing, and then released me near Ramallah.”
“I wasn’t able to walk, and the soldiers let me go after stopping another Palestinian car and asking the driver to take me home….”