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Border police hurt in riots near Jerusalem, Palestinian shot in West Bank

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

In Israeli news, four Border Police officers were lightly hurt during riots in the Palestinian town of Abu Dis, north of Jerusalem during overnight arrests, law enforcement officials say.

As troops entered the town to arrest a “terror suspect,” dozens of Palestinians hurled stones and an improvised explosive device (IED) at a police vehicle, causing it damage, police say.

Police say the officers responded with riot dispersal means and warning shots, and the suspect was taken for further investigation. The wounded officers did not require hospitalization.

Also overnight, troops shot and seriously injured a Palestinian who hurled an IED at soldiers manning the Jalamah checkpoint in the northern West Bank, the Israel Defense Forces says. The soldiers are unharmed, the military says.

The suspect was taken for medical treatment by the Red Crescent, Palestinian media reports say.

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