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Clashes continue around Hebron, teen shot in chest

Oct. 14, 2015 12:18 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 14, 2015 2:26 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma’an)-- Israeli forces shot a 17-year-old Palestinian in the chest as clashes erupted throughout the Hebron area on Wednesday, medics said.

Medical sources identified the teen as Bare' Ismael Shalash, who was shot and injured in the town of Beit Awwa west of Hebron.

The Palestinian ministry of health told Ma'an that his condition was stable after undergoing an operation in al-Ahli Hospital. The bullet went through his chest to his spine, the ministry added.

Twelve Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets in clashes with Israeli forces in Surif north of Hebron. Clashes also broke out in al-Arrub Refugee Camp and Bani Naim, locals told Ma'an.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an that "earlier today a violent riot of approximately 100 people" threw Molotov cocktails and rolled burning tires at Israeli forces.

The spokesperson said that the forces "identified a perpetrator in the crowd throwing a Molotov cocktail and opened fire, confirming one hit."

On Tuesday over 400 Palestinians were injured during clashes in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, at least 31 of whom were shot with live fire, according to the Red Crescent.

Mutaz Ibrahim Zawahreh, 27, was hit with a live bullet in the chest and killed in Bethlehem. He was the 17th Palestinian to be killed during clashes since Oct. 1.

Tuesday marked the 12th consecutive day of clashes as Israeli forces suppressed popular demonstrations in Hebron, Nablus, Bethlehem and other districts.

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