Clashes in al-Bireh after Israel imposes curfew
Published Sunday 06/10/2013 (updated) 07/10/2013 12:43
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided al-Bireh late Saturday, leading to clashes with locals, witnesses said.
Locals told Ma'an that Israel imposed a curfew in the al-Bireh area after an Israeli girl was shot in the adjacent illegal settlement of Psagot.
Young Palestinians threw stones at Israeli forces, who responded with rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters.
Shadi Muhammad Khalil, 20, was shot in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet and taken to hospital. Another unidentified man was shot in the back.
Locals told Ma'an that an Israeli settler from Psagot opened fire at al-Bireh's Jabal al-Tawil neighborhood following an attack in which a nine-year-old girl was injured.
Israeli police said they were not ruling out the possibility of other motives for what was variously described as a shooting or a stabbing as the girl played in her garden.