Gaza doctors in West Bank to help wounded protesters
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Gaza doctors in West Bank to help wounded protesters

The Hamas-run Health Ministry in the coastal strip says it sent medical aid to Palestinian rescue services

Illustrative photo of a man receiving medical treatment at a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah, March 17, 2011. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of a man receiving medical treatment at a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah, March 17, 2011. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

Gaza’s Hamas-run Health Ministry announced Monday that doctors from the coastal territory have arrived in the West Bank to help medical services there care for Palestinians wounded in the protests and clashes of recent weeks.

Some two-dozen Palestinians have been killed in protests with Israel Defense Forces troops since the start of the month, and another 20 were killed as they carried out terror attacks against Israeli civilians. Nine Israeli civilians have been killed since last September in stabbing and ramming attacks by Palestinian terrorists.

Protests continued Monday at the Beit El checkpoint in the West Bank, and near the West Bank town of Tuqua, with two protesters shot at the latter location.

IDF forces are reportedly using tear gas to disperse the demonstration at the Beit El junction.

According to the Ma’an news agency, the Tuqua riots broke out after IDF soldiers attempted to raid a number of homes in the town, south of Jerusalem.

The two were shot in the legs with live fire, according to the report. The extent of the injuries was not immediately clear.

Gaza, too, has seen its share of clashes, with Palestinian demonstrators twice breaching the border fence and entering Israel last week, and IDF forces opening fire, both lethal and nonlethal, to push them back across the border. Six Palestinians were reported killed and 19 injured in the border clashes last week.

There were no details immediately available about the number of doctors who participated in the West Bank mission.

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