Palestinian Journalist Shot, Injured in Peaceful Protest Near Qalqilia

Qalqilia, A Palestinian journalist was shot and injured in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet as Israeli forces suppressed a peaceful anti-settlement rally in the village of Kufr Qadoom to the east of Qalqilia, Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported on Saturday.

Israeli soldiers fired a rubber bullet toward a journalist who works for Palestine TV, striking him in his forehead, Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in the village told WAFA.

The paramedic crews present at the site provided the journalist with medical treatment.

No other injuries or arrests were reported.

The Palestinian Ministry of Information documented 173 cases of Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists in 2016, according to a report published early January, 2017.

Source: Qatar News Agency