5 Palestinians Injured by Israeli Forces across West Bank and Gaza during Friday Clashes

Five Palestinians were reportedly injured with live fire on Friday during clashes with Israeli forces across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Four Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli forces in the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank.

Clashes broke out in the al-Muftah area of the camp, in which four were injured by live fire in their extremities.
They were taken to Beit Jala Hospital for treatment and are reportedly in stable condition.
Two Palestinian young men were injured after Israeli Forces opened their machine gun fire east of al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip.

Local sources said that Israeli forces opened fire at a group of youths east of al-Bureij refugee camp, injuring two of them.

The injured young men were immediately taken to hospital. Following the shooting attack, Palestinian youths gathered near Nahal Oz military site east of Gaza city and set fire to a number of tires. Israeli forces responded by firing teargas bombs and live ammunition at the youths.

Elsewhere, several youths gathered in the al-Shujaiyyah neighborhood east of Gaza city, and set fire to tires near the border fence with Israel.

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have crowded near the borders with Israel nearly every Friday to show solidarity with what Palestinians in Gaza have termed the “Jerusalem Intifada” taking place in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip since the unrest spread in October, the majority shot dead during clashes on the Gaza-Israel border.

More than 1,500 Gazans have been injured by Israeli forces since the start of 2015, the vast majority during clashes that broke out with the Israeli military during protests since October, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.