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Israel wounds 25 Palestinians in West Bank, including 9 children, UN says

Israeli police take into custody some Palestinian Muslims, who against the Israeli police's interventions, as Palestinians gather to perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is closed as a precaution against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Jerusalem on May 24, 2020. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]
Israeli police arrest Palestinians in Jerusalem on 24 May 2020 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation forces wounded 25 Palestinian civilians, including nine children between 2 and 15 June 2020, UNOCHA revealed in its latest publication.

In the report, UNOCHA said: "22 of these injuries were recorded during the longstanding weekly demonstrations in Kafr Qaddum (Qalqiliya), held to protest against access restrictions and settlement expansion."

One of the Palestinians, the report said, was wounded during a protest near Tubas against the expected annexation of parts of the West Bank and the other two during search and arrest operations in East Jerusalem's Issawiya neighbourhood and the town of Qabatiya.

During the reporting period, Israeli forces carried out 120 search-and-arrest operations and arrested around 190 Palestinians.

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Of these operations, 28 were recorded in occupied Jerusalem, 26 in the Hebron governorate, 15 in the Ramallah governorate and the rest elsewhere across the occupied West Bank.

In the Gaza Strip, the report said, Israeli forces opened fire on at least 35 occasions in the areas adjacent to Israel's perimeter fence and off the coast.

"On five other occasions, Israeli forces entered Gaza and carried out land-levelling and excavation operations near the perimeter fence, east of Gaza, Beit Lahiya, Jabaliya and Rafah."

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