Ramallah (In Palestine Today)- A Palestinian journalist was hit by an Israeli rubber-coated metal bullet while covering an Israeli military raid of Beitunia town, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, earlier on Wednesday.
Local sources said that Palestinian journalist Yousef Shehadeh was hit in his leg by an Israeli rubber-coated metal bullet while covering the Israeli raid of Beitunia in the early hours this morning.
Shortly after, he was taken to a hospital to get necessary medical treatment.
The journalist was targeted at a time when there were no clashes in the area, the sources noted.
شاهد| لحظة إصابة الصحفي يوسف شحـــادة برصاص الاحتلال خلال تغطيته اقتحام بلدة بيتونيا، فجر اليوم. pic.twitter.com/k331tgxYjv
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Israeli occupation forces frequently raid Palestinian towns and houses almost on a daily basis across the occupied West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians.
In the year of 2021, Israel’ arrested nearly 8000 Palestinians, including 1300 minors, all under the age of 18, and 184 women.
Regarding journalists, the occupation forces deliberately target the journalists over their documentation of the attacks and violations against Palestinians.