Two Soldiers, Eight Palestinians Wounded in Clashes in West Bank Refugee Camp

Israeli forces use rubber bullets and live fire during the demolition of the home of a Palestinian assailant after explosive device was thrown at them.

Israeli forces demolish a home in the Qalandiyah refugee camp.
IDF Spkesperson's Unit

Two Israeli soldiers were wounded overnight Wednesday in a West Bank refugee camp during the demolition of a home of a Palestinian who killed an Israeli woman three months ago.

The soldiers were lightly wounded, the army said, after rocks and an improvised explosive device were thrown at them.

The Red Crescent reported that eight Palestinians were wounded by rubber bullets and live ammunition fired by Israeli forces. Five of those wounded were treated at the scene and three other three were taken to a hospital in Ramallah.

One of the wounded Palestinians was taken by Israeli forces into custody.

Israeli forces demolish a home in the Qalandiyah refugee camp, April 20, 2016.
IDF Spkesperson's Unit

Israeli forces demolished the home of Hassin Mohammed Hassin Abu Gosh overnight in the Qalandiyah refugee camp, as instructed by Israeli officials, the Israel Defense Forces' Spokesperson's Unit said in a statement. During the demolition of the house, riots erupted and the military responded with riot dispersal measures and later used live fire.

The demolition of the house was carried out following a stabbing attack in the settlement of Beit Horon, located in the West Bank on Route 443, on January 25. Shlomit Krigman, 24, was killed in the attack and another Israeli woman was wounded in the attack, which was carried out by two Palestinian assailants.