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Ten injured, including one serious following Israeli army raid of Dheisheh camp


BETHLEHEM, January 4, 2018 (WAFA) – At least 10 people were injured on Thursday, seven of them shot by live bullets and one reported in critical condition, after clashes erupted following an army raid of Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, according to Palestinian security sources and the Ministry of Health.

The security sources said an undercover army unit entered the camp in the early hours apparently to arrest an activist. An army force then followed to secure the withdrawal of the undercover unit.

Residents clashed with the soldiers who opened live fire at the people injuring seven, one of reported in critical condition with bullet wounds to the chest.

The Ministry of Health said seven people shot with live bullets at the camp and three with metal bullets where admitted to Beit Jalal hospital. It said one person was reported in critical condition and was undergoing surgery.

The army left the camp after detaining one person, said the security sources.


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