Two Palestinians injured by Israeli army near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Friday, Two Palestinians were injured, one of them in the head, by Israeli army during clashes on Friday in the village of Taqou, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.

Israeli soldiers fired live bullets and rubber-coated rounds at Palestinian protesters in the village, injuring one of them in the head and the other one in his foot.

The two were moved to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, and their condition was described as moderate.

Almost every Friday, villagers from Taqou organize a nonviolent protest against illegal Israeli settlements, which usually turn into clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing teenagers.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency