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Troops shoot, seriously wound Palestinian in counterterrorism operation

Police say wanted man shot trying to escape security forces near Ramallah, is taken to Jerusalem hospital for treatment

The Israeli military demolishes the rebuilt home of a Palestinian terrorist in the al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah on October 24, 2019. (Israel Defense Forces)
Illustrative: Israeli military forces near Ramallah on October 24, 2019. (Israel Defense Forces)

A Palestinian man wanted by security forces was shot and seriously injured during a counterterrorism operation in the West Bank on Wednesday, the Israel Police said.

The man, in his 30s, was shot in his lower body as he tried to escape a Border Police special anti-terror unit near Ramallah, police said in a statement Thursday.

He was taken to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem for treatment.

All other details of the case are restricted under a gag order, police said.

Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority government, is in Area A of the West Bank, which according to the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinians is under PA security and administrative control.

For several years, the Palestinians have demanded that Israeli security forces cease entering Area A for arrest raids.

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