Israeli forces wound Palestinian journalist in Ramallah

Israeli forces wound Palestinian journalist in Ramallah raids
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West Bank
21 November, 2021
A Palestinian journalist was injured by Israeli gunfire last night and others suffocated from teargas during an Israeli army raid of Ramallah city in the West Bank on Saturday night, according to Palestinian security sources.
A Palestinian journalist was injured by Israeli gunfire last night and others suffocated from teargas during an Israeli army raid of Ramallah city in the West Bank. (Getty)

A Palestinian journalist was injured by Israeli gunfire last night and others suffocated from teargas inhalation during an Israeli army raid in Ramallah city in the West Bank on Saturday night, according to local security sources.

The sources and eyewitnesses told The New Arab that Maher Haroun, a freelance journalist, was injured with a rubber-coated bullet shot at him by Israeli soldiers as clashes erupted between the local Palestinian protesters and the Israeli army in the neighbourhood of Ein Munjed in the city.

Many of the protesters also sustained suffocation from Israeli teargas. According to the sources, at least one Palestinian was arrested by the Israeli occupation army during the raid.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces arrested three Palestinians from the city of Hebron in the south of the West Bank after raiding and searching their homes. All of the three are former political prisoners in Israeli jails.

Israeli forces often carry out overnight raids in the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank to detain suspected Palestinians who they accuse of "planning an offence."