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Israeli forces detain Palestinian after injuring him with tear gas canister

Aug. 2, 2017 10:16 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 2, 2017 2:28 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- A Palestinian man was injured and subsequently detained Tuesday night during clashes with Israeli forces in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, after he was shot with a tear gas canister.

Locals in the Bethlehem-area village of al-Khader told Ma’an that 24-year-old Diyaa Khader Salah was driving his motorcycle near the southern entrance of the village where clashes were ongoing between local youth who threw stones, and Israeli forces who fired tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and live ammunition.

While he was on his motorcycle, Israeli forces fired tear gas in Salah’s direction, injuring him, according to locals. He was then detained by Israeli forces.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that they were looking into reports.

Israeli forces have routinely been criticized by Palestinian leaders and rights groups for the use of “excessive force” and live ammunition during clashes with Palestinians.

Last week, the Palestinian Red Crescent reported that more than 1,000 Palestinians were injured, while six Palestinians were killed by Israelis, one of whom was killed by an Israeli settler, since mass protests were organized among Palestinians to protest Israel's policies at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.

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