Six Palestinian workers sustained injuries today after their vehicle overturned while being chased by Israeli occupation forces in the Masafer Yatta region, to the south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
Rateb Jabour, a local Palestinian activist said that Israeli soldiers chased a vehicle transporting six workers and opened gunfire at them causing the vehicle to overturn.
He said one of the workers was hit by a bullet in his foot, while the rest of the workers sustained minor injuries. They were all evacuated to hospital for treatment.
Palestinian workers in the occupied West Bank usually opt for alternative routes to avoid overcrowding at major Israeli checkpoints in their daily journey to their work places inside Palestinian occupied lands after 1948 and are often attacked by Israeli occupation soldiers whenever they try to cross the Israeli segregation barrier.