Israeli occupation forces shot 40 Palestinians including a large number of university students with rubber-coated steel bullets during a raid on a Palestinian village east of Jerusalem on Sunday afternoon. Clashes broke out after Israeli forces raided Abu Dis while students from al-Quds University were on their way to class, a local official said.
Popular committee spokesman Hani Halbiya told Ma’an Palestinian news agency that Israeli soldiers raided the village of Abu Dis and stopped students from al-Quds University for questioning. Clashes erupted between Palestinian students and Israeli forces at al-Quds University Street, Habiya said. Israeli forces fired tear gas grenades and sound bombs while Palestinians threw stones and burned tires. 40 Palestinians, including students from al-Quds University, were hit with rubber-coated steel bullets, while dozens of others suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation.