Thursday, December 29, 2011

Shepherd 'injured by sound grenade' in Beit Ummar

Israeli soldiers open fire in Beit Ummar near Hebron on Dec. 29. (MaanImages)

HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A shepherd sustained facial injuries on Thursday when Israeli soldiers threw sound grenades at him during clashes near Hebron, a local official said.

Israeli forces raided Beit Ummar and briefly detained and attacked several locals, popular committee spokesman Muhammad Awad told Ma'an. Soldiers fired tear gas and sound bombs after residents came to defend their relatives, he added.

Ayed Mahmud Abu Maryeh, 42, was guarding his sheep when soldiers fired sound grenades at him, Awad said. He was taken to Hebron Hospital with minor injuries to his face, Awad said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the incident.

On Dec. 9, a 28-year-old man was killed when soldiers fired a tear gas canister at his face during a protest in Nabi Saleh near Ramallah.
Maan News Agency