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Palestine: Four citizens wounded in confrontations, village declared military zone & prisoner suffers speaking difficulty

Four citizens including old lady wounded in confrontations with IOF soldiers

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Four Palestinians, including an old lady in her seventies, were wounded in confrontations with Israeli occupation forces (IOF) near Ramallah afternoon Friday.

Eyewitnesses told the PIC in a telephone contact that IOF soldiers arrested ten demonstrators, who sought refuge in a building after it was stormed by the soldiers, in Silwad village to the east of Ramallah.

They said that the soldiers beat up the citizens after handcuffing and throwing them on the ground.

The sources said that a 70-year-old Palestinian woman was wounded with a rubber bullet in her chest after the soldiers took control of her home and forced her out of it.

Meanwhile to the east of Silwad, inhabitants of Deir Jarir village offered the Friday prayers on a land threatened with confiscation.

Jewish settlers from Ofra settlement, who want to annex the land to their settlement, tried to attack the worshipers but were confronted by villagers who threw stones on them and chased them away.

However, IOF soldiers intervened and fired live and rubber bullets in addition to teargas canisters to disperse the villagers.

In a separate incident, two Palestinian young men were injured in confrontations with IOF soldiers in front of the Jalazoun refugee camp north of Ramallah city.

Eyewitnesses told the PIC reporter that the two young men were hit with teargas canisters and were taken to Ramallah government hospital.

They said that the soldiers arrested two other young men in the confrontations, adding that the soldiers closed Beit El road, near the Jalazoun camp, that links Ramallah to Nablus.


IOF declares village closed military zone

QALQILIA, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) declared Kufr Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia city, a closed military zone on Saturday morning and prohibited entry into it.

Eyewitnesses said that IOF troops converged on the village since the early morning hours and set up a roadblock at the sole entrance to the village.

They said that IOF patrols roamed the streets of the village and prohibited entry into it for non-residents.

The eyewitnesses said that the soldiers searched all passing Palestinian cars and checked the IDs of citizens. The soldiers prevented entry of foreign activists and residents of other villages into Kufr Qaddoum to participate in a rally organized in support of prisoners that was scheduled to kick off today.


Palestinian prisoner suffers speaking difficulty after wrong injection

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– A Palestinian captive in the Israeli occupation jails, sentenced to life imprisonment, is suffering from a serious health status after his jailers gave him wrong injections.

The Ministry of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners’ Affairs said that the captive Naim Younus Shawamra, aged 43 from al-Khalil and who has been sentenced to life imprisonment since 1995, began to suffer from difficulty to speak, weakness in the feet and hands, difficulty of eating and severe pain in the head, after he was given wrong injections.

Shawamra told the lawyer for the Ministry of Prisoners that the medications prescribed by the prison doctors did not improve his health condition, which has deteriorated, as he started to suffer from headaches and severe pain around the eyes and in the throat as well as difficulty to speak.

The captive ssaid that due to his continued pains and his protests at the prison administration’s neglect of his status, he was transferred to the Israeli Barzillai hospital, where a specialized doctor acknowledged that the cause of these symptoms is the wrong injections he was given.

The Russian Pravda newspaper revealed on Friday that the Israeli occupation authorities have been giving Palestinian prisoners, before their release, injections containing dangerous viruses that lead to death in the late stages.


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