West Bank: Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian, injure 10

A wave of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories since October has killed 178 Palestinians as well as 28 Israelis, an American, a Sudanese and an Eritrean, according to an AFP toll.

By: AFP | Jerusalem | Updated: March 1, 2016 5:04 pm
WEst Bank, Israel, Palestine, Israel West Bank, Israel Palestine, Israeli soldiers kill palestinian West Bank: In this Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 file photo, Israeli soldiers take positions during a raid to arrest a Palestinian at the Amari Palestinian refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah during clashes with Palestinians that erupted after they entered the camp early in the morning. (AP Photo/ Nasser Shiyoukhi, File)

A Palestinian man was killed and 10 others wounded by gunfire from Israeli soldiers and police at the Qalandiya refugee camp near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources said today. Violent clashes broke out after a jeep carrying two border guards entered the camp by mistake overnight, a police spokesman said, adding that five policemen were injured, one seriously.

A wave of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories since October has killed 178 Palestinians as well as 28 Israelis, an American, a Sudanese and an Eritrean, according to an AFP toll. The Palestinian health ministry identified the victim as Eyad Omar Sajdia, a 22-year-old student.

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According to police, the jeep with two officers which entered the refugee camp was attacked with stones and Molotov cocktails. Troops and police reinforcements were sent in to rescue the pair, who were found uninjured.

Fresh clashes took place when Palestinian demonstrators threw explosive devices and shot at the Israeli forces, who returned fire, the spokesman said.

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    kalsi
    Mar 1, 2016 at 10:10 am
    Israel has to keep heightened vigil till the conspirators and Jehadi terrorist get backed off. Palestinians have been trouble creators in Israel.
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