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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Israeli soldiers shoot young Palestinian man at checkpoint

Ma'an -- Israeli soldiers shot and injured a young Palestinian man Monday in the occupied West Bank, medics said.

Bassam Abdel Hamid Nofal sustained a gunshot wound to the right leg while crossing a checkpoint in the Hebron area, Red Crescent officials said. Medics at Al-Ahli Hospital described his injuries as moderate.

Medics said Nofal was on his way to work in Jerusalem when troops at Daharia checkpoint opened fire.

An Israeli border police spokesman said no such incident had been reported.

No clashes were reported before or after medics reported the incident.