Palestinian killed as Israel raids Jenin camp

20:30 Dec 18 2013 Jenin refugee camp

JENIN (Ma'an) -- One Palestinian was killed and at least six others were injured after Israeli forces raided Jenin refugee camp and entered the house of a Hamas leader and prisoner.

Locals said undercover Israeli forces arrived at Abu al-Hayja’s home in a car with Palestinian license plates before clashing with Palestinians who noticed them.

Palestinians threw an improvised explosive device at the Israeli forces who called for reinforcements.

Around 25 military vehicles arrived in the camp and fired live ammunition at Palestinians, injuring three people critically. Two people were shot in the stomach and one in the head.

One person died on the way to hospital, an Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma'an. She said military medics were treating the injured Palestinians after the incident.

Witnesses said Israeli forces were refusing to allow ambulances near other injured people.

The spokeswoman said Palestinians fired at army personnel who "retaliated in self-defense."

Army spokesman Peter Lerner said that "operations like this are aimed at preventing the terrorists from reaching our towns and abducting our civilians and attacking Israeli commuters on the road."


by Chris Carlson - 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group

7 people were injured, and one shot dead, by a unit of of Israeli commandos at about 8:30 pm, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, on Wednesday evening, the Milad News Agency has reported.

Local sources in Jenin said that a so-called "undercover" unit surrounded the house of captive Hamas leader Jamal Abu Al-Hija, but that the people soon discovered it, upon which violent clashes broke out with the occupation forces.

7 people were injured and one killed with live ammunition.

The sources stated that the clashes are still ongoing, adding that large forces have descended upon many homes, detaining nearly 200 citizens at the headquarters of the sports center in the camp.

The young man who was killed during the initial clashes reportedly died of his wounds while being moved to a hospital and has been identified as Nafa Jamil Saadi, 22.
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