Four Palestinians Wounded During Israeli Raid; Two in Serious Condition

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Border Police officers in Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, April 2020.
Border Police officers in Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, April 2020. Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg

Five Palestinians were wounded on Monday by Israeli fire in the Qalandiya refugee camp in the West Bank. Two of them are in serious condition.

Four of them were hit during clashes with border police officers who arrived to make arrests, while a fifth Palestinian was later shot and wounded at a checkpoint.

Six Israeli officers were also lightly wounded during the raid, after Palestinians threw stones and heavy objects at the undercover force, according to a statement by the Border Police. Some of them were taken to hospital for treatment. 

The force was in the refugee camp to arrest two residents suspects of car theft.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the two Palestinians in serious condition were shot in the chest and stomach during the raid, while the other two were shot in the leg.

Israeli police said that the Palestinian shot at the checkpoint, said to be in moderate condition, had approached officers on foot at a gate meant solely for vehicles and did not respond when they called to him. The man was shot in the leg and authorities are looking into the incident, police said. 

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