Palestinians hurt in W. Bank clash with Israeli army

Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters clashes in a number of villages in the West Bank.

Palestinians hurt in W. Bank clash with Israeli army

World Bulletin / News Desk

Scores of Palestinians were injured Friday in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank during rallies against an Israeli barrier and a crippling siege on the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria.

Four Palestinians, including a photographer of the official Wafa news agency, suffered teargas inhalation during a rally in Kafr Qaddum in western Nablus, the Popular Resistance Committees said in a statement.

Five protesters were injured and scores suffered gas inhalation, including foreigners, when Israeli forces fired rubber bullets and teargas toward protesters approaching the Israeli barrier in Ni'lin and Bi'lin villages.

There was no comment from the Israeli army.

Up to 20,000 Palestinians, many of them lacking badly-needed food and medicine, reportedly remain under siege inside the Yarmouk refugee camp, in southern Damascus.

More than 40 Palestinians have reportedly starved to death inside the camp, which has remained under siege by regime forces and pro-regime militias since last September, according to the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Ocak 2014, 10:01