QALQILIYA, PALESTINOW.COM — Two Palestinian youths were injured on Tuesday morning by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) near the Apartheid Wall, north of Qalqilya.
Local sources reported that IOF soldiers fired at and injured two Palestinians in their feet while they were near the Apartheid Wall.
The Palestinian medical teams took the two wounded men to Darwish Nazzal Governmental Hospital for treatment, according to the sources.
IOF has recently escalated targeting of workers who pass through the small holes in the Apartheid Wall.
The Apartheid Wall, which the Israeli occupation began constructing in 2004, destroyed large areas of agricultural land in the West Bank and confiscated 164,780 dunums of Palestinian lands.
The Wall violates the basic rights of nearly a million Palestinians, forcing thousands of them to obtain special permits from the occupation forces to allow them to move between their homes and their lands.
The Wall also negatively affected the educational process. Many students and teachers are systematically denied access to their schools.