Riots in Shufat
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10 Border Guard officers injured in Shufat

Two officers sustain moderate wounds, eight sustain light injuries while arresting suspects in Palestinian refugee camp; teen who stabbed one of the officers injured during arrest

A Border Guard officer was moderately injured on Tuesday after being stabbed at the Shufat refugee camp in northern Jerusalem. Another officer who was hit by an object hurled at him sustained moderate wounds and eight others were lightly injured by stones.


All 10 were taken to hospitals in Jerusalem. According to the Border Guard, the victims are undercover officers who were injured while making arrests inside the refugee camp.


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An initial investigation suggests that the stabbed officer was assaulted while arresting a 17-year-old Palestinian who was later taken to hospital for injuries he sustained during the event. Another Palestinian was arrested for hurling stones.


The Border Guard's spokesman said that "A force was making an arrest inside the refugee camp. As the officers left the camp, they were pelted with stones. At the same time a Palestinian suspect approached the force and stabbed one of the officers in his back. He was arrested and taken in for questioning." 


Earlier on Tuesday, three IDF soldiers were injured in an explosion which took place near the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip.


One of the troops was lightly to moderately hurt and is said to be suffering from a limb injury. He was evacuated to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.


The two other soldiers sustained light wounds and received medical treatment on site. An IDF force fired back at suspicious targets.


Itamar Fleishman contributed to this report




פרסום ראשון: 11.06.12, 18:54
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