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Israeli forces shoot J'lem Palestinian in head with rubber bullet

Nov. 26, 2014 9:50 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 27, 2014 3:20 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A young Palestinian was hospitalized late Tuesday after an Israeli soldier shot him in the head with a rubber-coated bullet in the al-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem, witnesses said.

Medics told Ma'an the unidentified young man sustained a skull fracture, and was in moderate-to-serious condition.

Separately, Israeli troops fired tear gas and rubber-coated bullets at Palestinian mourners during a funeral in the al-Tur neighborhood, witnesses said.

Jasir Abu al-Hawa, 55, and his 18-year-old son Ahmad were hit by rubber-coated bullets.

Additionally, clashes broke out in al-Luzah area of the Silwan neighborhood.

Majdi al-Abbasi of the Silwan-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center told Ma'an that a police vehicle closed the road and officers fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated bullets at residents.

Abbasi added that clashes between local Palestinians and Israeli forces broke out in the Beer Ayyub area of Silwan.
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