Friday, November 29, 2013

Palestinian shot, injured in clashes in Jabaliya

Published Friday 29/11/2013 (updated) 30/11/2013 13:02
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man was shot and injured in clashes with Israeli forces near the al-Shuhada cemetery east of Jabaliya in the Gaza Strip on Friday, witnesses said.

Jibril al-Najjar, 22, was shot in the left leg and taken to Kamal Adwan hospital in moderate condition, they said.

Clashes started after dozens of youths gathered near the cemetery and threw rocks at Israeli forces.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said dozens of Palestinians gathered near a security fence, which they damaged. She said they hurled rocks and a firebomb at the site.

She said Israeli forces fired at one of the Palestinians who refused to comply with instructions and warning shots to leave the area. She said forces identified a hit on the Palestinian's "lower extremities."