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UNOCHA reports 200+ Palestinians injured in clashes with Israel in one week

February 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm

A UN report has revealed that more than two hundred Palestinians were wounded during the clashes that erupted last week with the Israeli occupation forces in parts of the occupied West Bank. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Palestinian territories (UNOCHA) noted that the clashes broke out after the occupation forces suppressed popular activities organised by Palestinians in solidarity with the prisoners who have gone on hunger strike in Israeli jails.

The report observed that of at least 214 Palestinians who were wounded, 49 were children. Various injuries were sustained due to the Israelis’ use of tear gas, rubber-coated metal bullets and live ammunition. Six soldiers were injured during the suppression of the protests, claimed UNOCHA.

Military checkpoints have witnessed the largest share of clashes and confrontations last week, with the most violence near the Beitunia barrier in Ramallah, Hawwara checkpoint in Nablus, Qalandia checkpoint in Jerusalem and Al-Jalma in Jenin, as well as those in Bethlehem and Al-Aroub refugee camp in Hebron.