IOF raids Deheisheh camp, attacks its young men

BETHLEHEM, (PIC)– Several Palestinian young men on Sunday morning suffered injuries during violent clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in al-Deheisheh refugee camp, south of Bethlehem city.

The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reporter in the city said that the events started after Israeli troops stormed the camp, raided some of its homes and detained school students on its streets.

He added that young men from the camp hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading troops, who responded by randomly firing tear gas and stun grenades as well as rubber bullets.

Many young men suffered different injuries in the skirmishes, he noted.

The reporter did not state if the IOF made arrests during its campaign in the camp.

In an earlier incident, four young men from Beit Jala town, northwest of Bethlehem, were injured on Saturday night by Israeli gunfire, three of them during clashes with soldiers.

Local sources said that Israeli troops stormed Beit Jala last night, broke into some homes and clashed with its young men.

They added that the soldiers opened fire intensively at local young men and injured three of them.

Ahead of their campaign in Beit Jala, a Palestinian young man suffered a bullet injury when the IOF opened fire at his car on al-Anfaq (tunnels) road in the town.

Similar clashes with invading troops also broke out yesterday night in al-Dawha town near Beit Jala, with no reported casualties.

(Source / 03.01.2016)

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