x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Israeli troops shoot disabled Palestinian

Israeli army troops shot and wounded a physically disabled Palestinian man during an arrest operation in the West Bank city of Hebron yesterday, a prisoners' rights group said.

HEBRON // Israeli army troops shot and wounded a physically disabled Palestinian man during an arrest operation in the West Bank city of Hebron yesterday, a prisoners' rights group said.

Motazz Obeidu, 32, was "seriously wounded by Israeli army gunfire during an arrest operation" at dawn, the Ramallah-based Prisoners Club said, describing him as "physically disabled" although it did not say how.

The Israeli army confirmed that a man had been shot after he turned violent during an arrest operation, but did not comment on whether or not he was disabled.