Palestinian killed, 2 IDF soldiers hurt during Jenin clashes

Riots erupt as soldiers from haredi battalion enter refugee camp to arrest top Islamic Jihad terrorist who was released by Israel a few months ago

A young Palestinian was killed and two IDF soldiers were lightly injured overnight Tuesday during riots that erupted in a refugee camp in the West Bank city of Jenin.


According to the Palestinians, Majd Lahlouh was killed after he was shot in the chest during clashes with Israeli soldiers. They said two other residents were injured.


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The incident began at 3 am when soldiers from the haredi battalion Netzah Yehuda entered the refugee camp to arrest a wanted Palestinian who was released from an Israeli prison just a few months ago. According to the Palestinians, the wanted man is Basam a-Asadi, a senior Islamic Jihad terrorist.


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The IDF said that during a search of his home, residents opened fire at the soldiers and hurled Molotov cocktails in their direction. The Palestinians claim the locals threw rocks at the ultra-Orthodox troops. The clashes continued for a few hours, and the injured Palestinians were evacuated to a local hospital.


A-Sadi and another Palestinian were eventually arrested and taken in for questioning. 


The West Bank has been relatively calm this summer, although in early July a 19-year-old Palestinian was killed by IDF fire during a riot that broke out in the south Mount Hebron area.


In March a Palestinian was killed and two others were wounded - one of them seriously – during clashes with IDF soldiers in the Al-Fawar refugee camp south of Hebron. The Palestinians said the Palestinian was killed by IDF fire. The incident took place one week before US President Barack Obama arrived in the region.


You can contact Elior Levy, Ynet's Palestinian Affairs Correspondent, at: [email protected]



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פרסום ראשון: 08.20.13, 10:29
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