Archive for the ‘live ammunition’ tag
The IDF is checking claims that three critically injured Palestinians were shot with live ammunition by settlers in the area of Qusra, between Ramallah and Nablus. (Ynetnews)
(Hebrew – Walla!)
According to Palestinians from Burin in the West Bank, IDF soldiers entered the village, fired rubber coated bullets and tear gas and even live ammunition at residents. Palestinians on the scene claim settlers uprooted 100 olive trees and Palestinian medics reported that a 16-year old was wounded in his leg and 20 people suffered tear gas inhalation. There are also reports that a mosque was set alight as a result of tear gas and that it has since been put out. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
According to an activist’s facebook post, soldier fired live ammunition at a group of stone throwing youths during the weekly demonstration in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh. Later in the day the soldiers fired gas grenades and rubber coated bullets into houses in the village, injuring 4 of the residents. A young girl was injured by a bullet, and a boy sustained cuts to his face.
(Hebrew – Facebook)
Human rights organization B’Tzelem has demanded the IDF Advocate General open an investigation of an incident in which live ammunition was fired at Palestinian stone throwers, against the IDF’s rules of engagement.
Settlers attempted to set fire to a trailer which transported bulldozers for demolishing the illegal outpost of Gal Aryeh. The trailer was lightly damaged. A settlers’ website reports that an IDF soldier fired live ammunition directly at the arsonist. Settlers threw stones at police forces at the site of the incident, as well as at Palestinian vehicles on the “Gilad road” in the West Bank. The road was closed to Palestinian traffic.
A weekly report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reveals that security forces had injured 204 Palestinians in the West Bank this week, including at least 60 children, most of them at demonstrations in memory of the Nakba Day on May 15. Four security forces men were injured as well. The clashes included mainly stone throwing by protesters, and firing live ammunition, metal bullets with rubber covering, and tear gas by Israeli troops. Most of the clashes took place in East Jerusalem, especially in the Old City and near the Qalandiya and Shuafat barriers. Also, Palestinians were injured during the weekly demonstrations against the separation fence in Bil’in and Na’alin, and against the expansion of the Halamish settlement within the village of Nabi Saleh. In Gaza, soldiers killed a 16-year-old retarded boy. During a Palestinian demonstration in Beit Lahiya, near the Erez border crossing, Israeli forces opened fire with live ammunition on unarmed demonstrators, injuring 103 people, including 33 boys. In addition, several tank shells were fired within 300 meters of the demonstrators, to stop the parade.
A Palestinian demonstrator was wounded in his lower body by live ammunition from Israeli forces during a demonstration, in which protesters tried to approach the fence, east of Khan Yunis, in the Gaza Strip. IDF claim that the protester was “a major instigator.” The soldiers were ordered to shoot to the legs of the protest organizers.