IDF Soldier Shot, Lightly Injured During West Bank Raid


An IDF soldier was lightly injured early Wednesday morning during an operation near the West Bank city of Tulkarem, the IDF said.

He was part of a group of soldiers that came under fire near the neighborhood of Danaba, east of the Palestinian city. The troops returned fire and were searching the area for suspects.

The soldier was evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Following the shooting, the IDF declared Danaba a closed military zone, announcing over loudspeakers that residents should remain indoors.

In Tulkarem, Israeli forces detained seven Palestinians from the city’s Thinaba neighborhood, Palestinian security sources said.The detainees were identified as Thaer Mahmoud Assaf, 32, Kamil Kamal Ahmad, 23, his brother Mutasim, 22, Mumin Ahmad Abdullah, 25, Amjad Nasser Khreisha, 30, Uday Tayseer Irmeilat, 25, and Ahmad Qandil, 30.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society said in a statement that Israeli forces detained five teenagers from East Jerusalem. They were identified as Mufid Abu Khalid, 16, Mahdi Abu Hummus, 17, Yousif Shweiki, 17, Ahmad al-Abbasi, 16, and Muhammad Burqan, 15.

Israeli forces raided Qalandiya refugee camp south of Ramallah and detained 21-year-old Mahmoud Hasan Shuani from his home.

Meanwhile, in the Bais Lechem district in the southern West Bank, Israeli forces raided the village of Beit Sahour and detained 18-year-old Ahmad Radwan Hamamra and another unidentified man, Israeli police said, adding that hunting rifles and ammunition were found in one house.The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society confirmed Hamamra’s arrest, and said four other teenagers were detained in the Bethlehem area, identified as Tawfiq Yakoub Hananiya, his brother Mahir, Humam Hussein Abd al-Nabi, 19, and Muhammad Theib Shakarnah, 15.

{ Israel News Bureau}