IOF shoot, injure and detain disabled Palestinian near Bethlehem

August 22, 2021

On Sunday morning, the Israeli occupation forces detained a young man with special needs after wounding him at a military checkpoint north of Bethlehem.

The occupation soldiers at the Container Checkpoint, north of Bethlehem, opened fire at the young man after he reached the checkpoint on foot, local sources said.

The young man was hit in the foot and arrested, bearing no attention to his health condition, the sources added.

The Israeli occupation soldiers closed the checkpoint in both directions causing a congested traffic jam, to be reopened later, the sources pointed out.

Most of the movement restrictions in the West Bank are put in place to specifically restrict Palestinian access to roads used by settlers or to areas near or controlled by settlements.  While Palestinian movement is severely restricted, a separate system of roads that are closed to Palestinians or that bypass Palestinian communities have been set up for Settlers to ensure their unrestricted movement in the West Bank.