Medic injured by Israeli army rubber bullet while trying to provide aid to wounded in Beita town

A Red Crescent medic was today injured while he was trying to help wounded people during an Israeli army raid of the town of Beita, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Ahmad Jibril, head of the ambulance and emergency services in the Red Crescent in Nablus, said the Israeli occupation forces, which raided Beita in the early hours and stayed there for six hours, fired rubber-coated metal bullets at a Red Crescent ambulance as it was trying to reach wounded people in the town and injured a medic in the leg.

He said two people were also injured from rubber bullets fired by the soldiers and required treatment, while dozens suffered from suffocation due to inhaling tear gas, heavily fired in the town as residents confronted the soldiers.

The Israeli forces raided Beita, allegedly searching for a wanted person, and raided dozens of homes in the process leaving behind heavy destruction in homes while some reported losing money in the raids.

The army also imposed collective punishment on Beita, closing all roads with dirt mounds and setting up checkpoints, while obstructing the movement of people in and out of the besieged town.

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