IOF shoot worker who tried to enter Jerusalem without permit

PNN/ Bethlehem/

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Wednesday morning have opened fire, injured a Palestinian construction worker in Al-Khader town south of Bethlehem, central West Bank.

According to eyewitnesses, several military vehicles invaded the town after surrounding it, when clashes erupted between youths and soldiers.

Meanwhile, locals said that Israeli soldiers have ran after the worker, Wajdi Najajra, when he was on his way to work in occupied Jerusalem without a permit.

IOF shot Najajra in the thigh and left him wounded on the ground without letting medics approach. After a while, medics were able to take him to the Beit Jala governmental hospital.

Palestinian workers find  sub-routes to enter Jerusalem, since they are denied permits and sometimes banned from working in specific areas in Israel.

Four weeks ago, Etzion Brigade Commander Colonel Roman Gofman issued an order to remove immediately all Arab workers from the Gush Etzion settlement, including from stores and businesses, caliming it was to “halt Palestinian stabbing attacks.”

On a relative note, IOF this morning raided the West Bank, violently searched homes, and kidnapped 13 Palestinians from their homes.