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In video - Israeli forces injure dozens of Palestinians in Hebron City

Aug. 16, 2018 11:22 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 18, 2018 10:18 A.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Violent clashes erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinians in central Hebron City, in the southern occupied West Bank, dozens of Palestinians were injured, after a large number of heavy armed Israeli forces stormed the area on Wednesday.

Locals said that Israeli forces stormed Hebron City, stopped and searched Palestinian residents and vehicles.

Sources added that following the raid, violent clashes erupted in the area between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces, in which youths threw rocks and Israeli forces responded by firing several sound canisters and tear-gas bombs.

A Ma'an reporter said that a Palestinian resident was injured in the head with a tear-gas bomb; he was immediately transferred to a hospital for medical treatment.

Reports confirmed that Israeli forces fired several tear-gas bombs into a local mall, causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer from tear-gas suffocation.

The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that dozens of residents were injured, six of whom suffered from tear-gas inhalation and were treated on the scene, while one resident had to be immediately transferred to the hospital due to a head injury.

Many local shops closed during clashes due to tear-gas spreading throughout Hebron City, forcing shop owners and residents to evacuate the area, while Israeli forces withdrew to the al-Shuhada Street.

Palestinian residents of the Old City of Hebron face a large Israeli military presence on a daily basis, with at least 32 permanent and partial checkpoints set up at the entrances of many streets.

The videos below show Israeli forces storming Hebron City and firing sound canisters and tear-gas bombs towards Palestinian residents:

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