Two Israeli Soldiers Injured During West Bank Operation

The soldiers, wounded lightly and moderately, were hit by shrapnel from an explosive thrown at them in a Nablus refugee camp, according to an army statement

Yaniv Kubovich
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The Balata refugee camp in Nablus, the West Bank, November 12, 2009.
The Balata refugee camp in Nablus, the West Bank, November 12, 2009.Credit: Nir Kafri
Yaniv Kubovich

Two Israeli soldiers were lightly and moderately injured overnight Tuesday while carrying out an arrest in the West Bank city of Nablus, the Israeli military said.

According to the IDF statement, the two were wounded by what seems to be shrapnel from an explosive thrown at them in the Balata refugee camp, and they were evacuated to a hospital for medical treatment.

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In the beginning of October, Israeli army forces shot dead a Palestinian who the military said had thrown Molotov cocktails at soldiers near his West Bank village of Beit Lid. Two other men the army also accused of hurling Molotov cocktails fled the area.

Palestinian media identified the slain Palestinian as 28-year-old Samir Ahmed Hamidi, who had served time in Israeli prisons.

In September, two Palestinian brothers were wounded during an attempted arrest carried out by the military in the refugee camp of Jenin in the West Bank.

In May, IDF soldier Amit Ben Ygal was killed when a Palestinian dropped a large brick on his head during an operation in Ya'bad, near Jenin. Ya'bad resident Nizmi Abu Bakr was charged with murdering Ben Ygal, and is currently in judicial proceedings.   

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