Month-old child injured during Israeli raid in Kafr Qaddum
Published Sunday 08/12/2013 (updated) 08/12/2013 17:45
QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- A 1-month-old child from the northern West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum was seriously hurt after Israeli forces fired tear gas at his family's home on Saturday night.
A spokesperson for the village's popular resistance committee Murad Ishteiwi told Ma'an that four Israeli military jeeps and a bulldozer stormed the village east of Qalqiliya overnight.
The Israeli forces fired tear gas haphazardly at houses during the raid, he said.
As a result of the excessive use of tear gas, a month-old child named Khalid Majid Jumaa began to choke and vomit from the tear gas.
Jumaa received first aid immediately in his village but had to be evacuated to Darwish Nazzal hospital in Qalqiliya after the severity of his injuries were realized.
An Israeli spokeswoman said that "confrontations" had broken out in the area between residents and soldiers after locals "hurled rocks" at them.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.