IDF troops open fire, wounding man marching in Kufr Qadom demonstration after protestors reportedly hurled stones at soldiers.
A 30-year-old Italian activist was moderately wounded from IDF fire during a protest Friday held by Palestinians and left-wing activists in the village of Kufr Qadom, near Nablus.
The soldiers reportedly opened fire with rubber bullets after the protestors hurled stones towards them during the demonstration.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that the man was evacuated for medical treatment to a hospital in Ramallah.
Ramallah Hospital director Ahmad Bitawi says 30-year-old Patrick Corsi was shot during a peaceful protest Friday in the village of Kufr Qadom, near Nablus. He described Corsi’s condition as stable.
Village resident Khaldon Ishtawi said Israeli soldiers opened fire without provocation on about 400 protesters from a distance of around 40 meters (130 feet) and shot Corsi in the chest.
The Israeli military said it opened fire on the demonstrators with low caliber bullets after tear gas and other crowd control measures failed to stop them from burning tires and throwing rocks. It said two demonstrators were wounded and evacuated to hospitals.
In other violence Friday, the Israeli military said security forces opened fire with low caliber bullets on dozens of rock-throwing Palestinian demonstrators at the Qalandiya checkpoint following weekly prayers. The army reported two injuries among the demonstrators, but had no information on their condition.
Associated Press contributed to this report.