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Israeli troops injure youth in Jenin raid

Jan. 15, 2015 10:39 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 16, 2015 9:43 P.M.)
JENIN (Ma'an) – Israeli troops shot and injured a young Palestinian man during a raid on Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank at early Thursday morning.

Palestinian security sources and locals told Ma'an that fierce clashes broke out between the Israeli soldiers and local youths when the soldiers stormed the camp and detained four young men.

During the clashes, an Israeli soldier shot and injured 23-year-old Ahmad Jarbou who works at Jenin public hospital.

Young Palestinians hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading soldiers who fired tear-gas canisters, stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets as well as live ammunition.

The sources added that Israeli soldiers detained Alaa Addin Abd al-Hafith, 20, Yahya Bassam al-Saadi in his 20s, Ahmad Said al-Saadi, 37, and Raed Ahmad Tawalbah in his 20s. Qasim Ragheb al-Saadi was detained and released a few hours later.

An Israeli army spokeswoman did not return a call seeking comment.
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