Last updated: 20 April, 2012

Israeli gunfire wounds Palestinian shepherd

An 18-year-old Palestinian shepherd was seriously wounded by Israeli gunfire in the northern West Bank, Palestinian security sources said on Friday.

Yasser Kaabneh, 18, was tending his sheep north of Tubas in the Jordan Valley on Thursday night when he received a bullet wound to the chest, the sources said, adding the area was regularly used by the Israeli army for training.

Kaabneh was in serious condition and transported to a hospital in Nablus, they added.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said: “No complaint has been filed with the competent military authorities.

“We have no knowledge of any such incident, and no accidents were reported during training in the area on Thursday.”