6 Palestinians injured by Israeli fire in West Bank

Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at Palestinians in Qalandiya, West Bank on 11 May 2021 [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images]

Six Palestinians were injured after Israeli occupation forces raided the Qalandiya refugee camp today in the occupied West Bank, according to local residents, Anadolu News Agency reports. Israeli forces raided the camp, north of Jerusalem, and searched a number of Palestinian shops there, triggering Palestinians to protest, during which Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets and teargas canisters, the residents said. In a statement, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society said six Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated bullets, while dozens suffered temporary asphyxiation from tear gas fired by Israeli forces. Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. It annexed East Jerusalem in 1980, in a move never recognised by the international community. READ: Israeli General calls for a repeat […]