Twenty-five Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers conducting searches in a refugee camp in the southern West Bank Tuesday, Red Crescent medics said.

Some of the wounded had been hit by live ammunition, others by rubber bullets, the medics said.

The clashes erupted when a large convoy of Israeli military vehicles entered Al-Fawwar camp, near the flash-point city of Hebron, witnesses said.

Troops conducted searches and destroyed the wall of a house in the camp, which is home to some 10,000 people.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said the troops were conducting “activity to uncover weaponry” in the camp, when “dozens of Palestinians hurled IEDs (improvised explosive devices), blocks and rocks” at them.

The troops “responded with riot dispersal means and fired 0.22 caliber bullets towards main instigators,” the spokeswoman said, adding that the troops had found “two improvised handguns, other weapons and ammunition.”

The clashes continued until around noon local time, an AFP photographer reported.

The army closed off the Fawwar camp for 26 days last month after a gunman fired on an Israeli car on a nearby road causing a crash that killed the driver.

The Israeli army has been clamping down on Palestinian workshops manufacturing arms.

The Hebron area has been one of the main focuses of a wave of deadly unrest that has rocked Israel and the Palestinian territories since last October.

The violence has killed 219 Palestinians, 34 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese, according to an AFP tally.

 

AFP

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Nicholas Solar
Nicholas Solar
2016-08-17 06:19

So easy to shoot at unarmed people.

Scotty
Scotty
2016-08-17 07:07
Reply to  Nicholas Solar

They weren’t unarmed.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-17 07:40
Reply to  Nicholas Solar

Yes, PLO and Hamas have enough experience in terrorism to know about what they’re talking in this domain 😉 And they never used rubber-bullets…

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-17 07:43
Reply to  Nicholas Solar

A very interesting quote by Zahir Muhsein (PLO Executive Comitee) in March 1977 : “The ‘palestinian’ people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a “Palestinian” people since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa while as a… Read more »

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Andy
2016-08-17 07:30

Your END game is looking now started,after Russia now China enter in Syria war,as Putin committed,he is going to tack back Syria’s golan hight so, America’s DIRTY baby, NOW keep your DIAPERS ready.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-18 00:50
Reply to  Andy

Funny fact : Russia and Israel seem to have more and more cheerful relations, Putin and Netanyahu have very friendly talks and remember that about 2 millions israelis have as double nationality the russian one…

Ni-cod Jw
Ni-cod Jw
2016-08-17 08:08

Did UN has made another stupid idiot resolutions again ? They paid for it

Faishal Hassan Ali Fawwaz
Faishal Hassan Ali Fawwaz
2016-08-17 09:05

IDF is coward

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-18 01:04

Enough to have beaten and humiliated ALL arab armies who attacked them for, let me guess, since 1948… 68 years… And they don’t hide in the middle of civilians like Hamas in Gaza who refuses to come out and play then get spanked like the others… Or maybe do you consider them being cowards not having done this operation arab-style? Image the same case in an arab country or in Iran… I bet it’ll end by dozens of deaths and more than a few beheadings or hangings… Thus, I don’t agree AT ALL with the israelian tendency of doing collective… Read more »