IDF officer lightly wounded in West Bank protest
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IDF officer lightly wounded in West Bank protest

Palestinians demonstrate near Jilazoun refugee camp outside Ramallah; army uses crowd dispersal means

Illustration. A Palestinian youth from the Jilazoun refugee camp places burning tires on the road leading to the settlement of Bet El near Ramallah as he clashes with Israeli soldiers, October 24, 2014 (STR/Flash90)
Illustration. A Palestinian youth from the Jilazoun refugee camp places burning tires on the road leading to the settlement of Bet El near Ramallah as he clashes with Israeli soldiers, October 24, 2014 (STR/Flash90)

An IDF officer was lightly wounded in the Jilazoun refugee camp, near the West Bank City of Ramallah, when some 50 Palestinian demonstrators threw stones at IDF soldiers Friday.

The troops used crowd dispersal means to break up the protest. The officer was taken to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment.

On Wednesday, a Palestinian man was shot by Israeli security forces in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.

The army said he was targeted after he attempted to hurl a bomb at troops.

Ezzedine Ghora, 23, was hit by two bullets in his arm and chest, and died before reaching the hospital, Palestinian medical sources said. The IDF disputed the circumstances of the man’s death.

According to a statement by Israel Police, a Border Police SWAT team was in the northern West Bank refugee camp early Wednesday morning to conduct an arrest operation.

Upon leaving the camp, the force identified a suspect preparing to throw an explosive device at them.

One of the border police shot him and wounded him, the statement said, noting the device fell and exploded near the suspect.

Palestinian reports noted that clashes between troops and residents in the flashpoint camp preceded the shooting.

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