Journalist injured by Israeli gunfire in Al-Bireh


A Palestinian photojournalist was injured by an Israeli rubber-coated round today while covering from the north entrance of Al-Bireh city in the center of the occupied West Bank, according to witnesses. WAFA correspondent said Mutasem Saqf el-Heit, a freelance photojournalist, was injured in the chest with a rubber-coated round shot at him by Israeli soldiers during clashes between Israeli occupation soldiers and Palestinian protesters at the entrance to Al-Bireh. The clashes erupted amid reports of deteriorating health conditions of Palestinian prisoner Nasser Abu Hmaid, a patient of cancer who is serving seven life sentences in Israeli jails. Other protesters also sustained suffocation from gas inhalation as soldiers attacked them with teargas in the scene of the clashes.