A 60-year-old Palestinian was shot and wounded on Monday by Israeli occupation forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint, a busy crossing between Jerusalem and the northern West Bank, hours after a separate shooting incident in Bethlehem.
According to Israeli news reports, the elderly man approached the checkpoint on foot in a lane reserved for vehicles. The soldiers shot him in the lower limbs when he did not reply to calls to stop. They then realized he has a disability and cannot hear or communicate.
He was taken to a nearby hospital for medical assistance and his condition is said to be light to moderate.
Earlier, a Palestinian young man was shot near an Israeli military barrier in the city of Bethlehem.
There was no immediate information on his condition, but according to Palestinian reports, the young man was wounded and taken to a hospital in Bethlehem.
(Source / 17.08.2020)