A Palestinian young worker was injured on Wednesday evening when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at him near a separation fence in the west of Jenin, north of the West Bank.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A Palestinian young worker was injured on Wednesday evening when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at him near a separation fence in the west of Jenin, north of the West Bank.
According to local sources, Muhanad Hushiya suffered a bullet injury in his shoulder near Yamun town upon his return from his workplace in 1948 occupied Palestine (Israel).
The wounded workman was reportedly transferred to Jenin Hospital for medical assistance.
West Bank workers are always exposed to shooting, detention and different assaults during their attempts to reach workplaces inside Israel or return to their homes.
According to Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank enter Israel every day for work, but about a third has no choice but to risk entering without permits.
“They are caught between a rock and hard place: On one hand, Israel issues permits sparingly, based on arbitrarily chosen stringent criteria. On the other hand, it prevents the development of an independent Palestinian economy by restricting imports, exports, industrial development and movement, and by taking over land reserves and other Palestinian resources. This leaves Palestinians with no possibility to make a substantial living within the West Bank,” B’Tselem said.