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Israeli occupation opens fire on Palestinians trying to reach their land behind apartheid barrier, two Palestinians injured

TULKARM, (ST)- Israeli occupation forces on Saturday opened fire on Palestinians trying to reach their land behind the Israeli apartheid barrier in Tulkarm city in the north of the West Bank.

 The shooting resulted in the injury of two Palestinians, according to medical sources cited by the Palestinian Wafa news agency.

The agency said that Israeli soldiers at a gate set up in the apartheid wall in the village of Nazlat Issa, north of the city of Tulkarm in the north of the West Bank, shot Ahmad Hussam Kittaneh, 25, in the leg, and Dirar Rasem Kittaneh, 21, in the shoulder.

 With these two injuries, the number of Palestinians shot and injured in one week at similar gates in the north of the West Bank has reached eight in three different incidents.

Reports said that the soldiers were given orders to shoot at any Palestinian attempting to enter from the gates in the separation wall set up by Israel since 2004 on Palestinian-owned land in the occupied West Bank.

Hamda Mustafa

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