|[ 02/02/2010 - 05:53 PM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)-- Clashes between the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and Palestinians on Monday led to the injury of two citizens including a 10-year-old child in the West Bank village of Ni’lin and east of the Gaza Strip.
According to B’Tselem organization, an Israeli soldier fired deliberately at very close range a rubber-coated bullet at the head of a Palestinian student in fourth grade called Mu’ataz Al-Khawaja during an anti-wall protest in Ni’lin village.
Testimonies given to B'Tselem indicated that during the protest, young people and children from the village clashed with Israeli soldiers and border police officers, when one of them approached the child and fired the rubber bullet at him.
The boy was wounded in the head and taken to a medical clinic in the village. He was later taken to a hospital in Ramallah.
Another Palestinian citizen was also wounded on the same day by Israeli gunfire east of Gaza city during armed clashes between IOF troops and resistance fighters north of Nahal Oz military post in Al-Shujaiya area.
A medical source told the reporter of the Palestinian information center (PIC) that the citizen was moderately wounded and transferred to Al-Shifa hospital in the city.
In a separate incident, the IOF troops kidnapped on Monday morning a Palestinian citizen after he was shot by them near Kissufim military post, southeast of Gaza. They reportedly transferred him to an Israeli hospital for treatment.
The IOF troops claimed that the citizen tried to approach the security fence in central Gaza.
At dawn Tuesday, the IOF troops reportedly kidnapped eight Palestinian citizens in occupied Jerusalem and Jenin.
Eyewitness from Al-Ayzariya town in Jerusalem reported that six Israeli military patrols chased four Palestinian young men aboard a car before kidnapping them, adding that the Israeli soldiers, before detaining them, brutally beat them in front of other citizens.
In Jenin city, four other citizens were also kidnapped after their homes were stormed and ransacked by the IOF troops in the villages of Kafr Ra’ee and Seila.
In another incident, the Israeli court in Salem military post sentenced Palestinian female prisoner Aisha Al-Ebayat, 22, to three years in prison and imposed on her a fine of about $500 on various charges, according to the lawyer of the Palestinian prisoner society.
Ebayat had spent six years in Israeli jails and was released in August 2008, but she was detained again last September 2009 at the pretext that she tried to kidnap an Israeli soldier.