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West Bank - Clashes During Israeli Raid To Arrest Militant In West Bank; One Injured

Published on: August 31, 2015 05:28 PM
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FILE - Israeli soldiers patrol in the West Bank city of Hebron, early 30 June 2014. EPAFILE - Israeli soldiers patrol in the West Bank city of Hebron, early 30 June 2014. EPA

West Bank - A Palestinian security official says several people were wounded during an Israeli raid to arrest a Hamas leader in the northern West Bank.

The official said a local leader of the militant Islamic group and his brother were arrested late Monday night in a Jenin refugee camp.

Israeli soldiers surrounded a house and came under fire from Palestinian gunmen. Five Palestinians were wounded and taken to hospital, he said.

A member of Israel’s police special forces was moderately injured during the operation.

The officer was evacuated to Rambam medical center in Haifa and after treatment was evaluated to be in moderate to stable condition.

Soldiers also tried to arrest a member of the Islamic Jihad group but couldn’t find him, he said.

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He spoke anonymously as he is not allowed to brief the media.

The Israeli military said there had been an exchange of gunfire but would not elaborate further.

A decade ago, Jenin was a militant stronghold but the Palestinian government mostly gained control in recent years.



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 Sep 01, 2015 at 12:26 AM lazerx Says:

"Five Palestinians were wounded and taken to hospital," too bad, meaning next time shot to kill!

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