RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM — Dozens of Palestinians were left injured at nightfall on Sunday in clashes with the Israeli occupation forces in the central West Bank city of al-Bireh.
Red Crescent paramedics said nine Palestinians were treated for injuries during the confrontations. Several others choked on teargas.
Earlier, at daybreak, heavily-armed Israeli patrols stormed al-Bireh and ransacked Palestinian shops, before they seized surveillance cameras.
16-year-old Palestinian boy Fawaz Adel was critically injured in the head after he was shot with rubber bullets during the assault.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the teen sustained skull fractures and a brain hemorrhage. He is in a critical condition.
The attack was carried out on allegations that an Israeli bus was targeted by gunfire overnight near Beit El settlement outpost.