- October 15, 2008
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IOF troops shoot at hundreds of Palestinians in Nablus
NABLUS,At least one Palestinian citizen was wounded Monday when Israeli occupation soldiers stationed at the infamous Hawara checkpoint, south of Nablus city, shot at hundreds of Palestinian citizens waiting to cross the barrier.
Local eyewitnesses confirmed that the IOF troops fired in air after one Palestinian citizen made up his mind to bypass the checkpoint after waiting more than two hours without the soldiers allowing him to pass.
The Palestinian man refused to answer the soldiers” call on him to stop, and pursued his way to pass the barrier.
A state of confusion prevailed at the check point after Israeli soldiers used live bullets in shooting at hundreds of angry Palestinians who protested the intimidating practices of the IOF troops against them at the crossing point, wounding Palestinian youth Adham Shehada, 20, of Balata refugee camp, east of the city.
In a related matter, the Israeli occupation government released Palestinian citizen Rabie Harb, 24, from Eskaka village, east of Salfeet, after he became paralyzed due to the deliberate medical neglect on the part of the Israeli prison authority (IPA), family of Harb confirmed.
Palestinian sources quoted members of the family as affirming that they were striving hard to have their son treated abroad as he complains of fracture in the vertebrae.
In an unrelated matter, the PA health ministry in Gaza Strip confirmed that the tiny Strip was free of the Nile Fever although four cases were detected in the West Bank city of Qalqilia.
The fever is related to a certain kind of mosquitoes, but the ministry asserted it was coordinating with all concerned departments in the Strip to avoid the illness, urging the Strip”s inhabitants to immediately report any suspicious cases, and directed them to follow a number of precautions to prevent the sickness.