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Israel shot 2,600 Palestinians in October: Red Crescent

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Palestinians wave their national flags as they carry the bodies of five Palestinians who were killed by Israeli security forces in the West Bank on October 31, 2015. AFP photo

At least 2,617 Palestinians have been shot and injured by Israeli forces using live and rubber bullets in the month of October, a Red Crescent officials says.

On Sunday, the Palestinian news agency Ma'an released a report quoting a Red Crescent spokesperson as saying that at least 760 Palestinians were shot with live rounds across the occupied Palestinian territory, while another 1,857 were hit with rubber-coated steel bullets.

At least 5,645 Palestinians sustained injuries, including burns from tear gas canisters and excessive tear gas inhalation.

At least 72 Palestinians were also killed in Palestinian territories by Israeli soldiers in October. 

Tensions have been running high over the past several weeks between the Israeli regime and Palestinians in the occupied territories.

The latest wave of tensions was triggered by Israel’s imposition in August of restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The number of Israelis killed in the same period has been put at 10, while 130 others have allegedly been injured.

The unrest seemed unabated at the start of November with new clashes leaving two more Palestinians injured  by live rounds in a refugee camp on Sunday, according to medics in the besieged Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian was also shot dead by Israeli forces in the village of Beit Einun in the occupied West Bank in what is being called as the first death this month by Palestinian media.

Israeli forces shot and injured two Palestinians with live rounds in the village of Sair near the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

The ongoing Israeli aggression on Palestinians in the West Bank has been the deadliest since an uprising a decade ago.

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