Security forces engaged in anti-terror activity at the Jenin refugee camp met violent resistance and responded with fire Tuesday morning.
Two Palestinians were hurt in the clashes, one of whom died of his wounds at a hospital in Israel.
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According to the IDF, Palestinians fired firebombs and makeshift grenades at the forces who responded by firing at one of the main instigators who sustained light wounds and was taken for treatment in Israel.
A statement further noted that "During the operation, the troops detected a suspect who was wanted for terrorist activity and was fleeing the area, and apprehended him after firing at his direction. He sustained serious injuries, was taken for treatment and later died of his wounds at a hospital in Israel."
According to the Wafa news agency, Hussam Said al-Tubasi, 19, died of his wounds after soldiers blew open his house doors and arrested him.
Security officials told the Wafa news agency that IDF troops riding more than 20 vehicles entered the refugee camp at dawn and raided several houses. Gunfire was heard shortly thereafter, and shock grenades were hurled. Several houses' doors were blown open.
Palestinian youths then began to clash with the troops and several were hurt by gunfire and tear gas. The IDF reportedly arrested a 21-year-old man named Mohammad Abdul Latif al-Fayed.
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Despite the relative calm in the West Bank, the IDF is routinely engaged in anti-terror activity in Palestinian towns. A month ago, three Palestinians were killed and 15 others were injured in clashes at the Qalandiya refugee camp near Jerusalem. Several days earlier, a Palestinian was killed in Jenin in an IDF raid.
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