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Policeman lightly hurt during clashes at home demolition of East Jerusalem gunman

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

Police demolish the home of a Palestinian gunman in the Shuafat refugee camp, January 25, 2023. (Israel Police)
Police demolish the home of a Palestinian gunman in the Shuafat refugee camp, January 25, 2023. (Israel Police)

Police say one officer is lightly hurt after Palestinians hurled pipe bombs and Molotov cocktails during the demolition of a gunman’s home in East Jerusalem’s Shuafat refugee camp.

The officer has been taken to a hospital for further medical treatment.

Police add that officers opened fire at a suspect who appeared to have been armed with a gun and was aiming it at the forces during the operation, but later the item was found to be a “dummy weapon.”

The man is reported to be critically hurt, according to the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry.

Forces are wrapping up the demolition of the home of Udai Tamimi, the gunman who killed Sgt. Noa Lazar at a nearby checkpoint last year.

One man has been taken for questioning at the scene, police add.

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