facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Dozens injured in West Bank clashes

Jan. 1, 2013 at 12:19 PM   |   Comments

TAMOUN, West Bank, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Clashes between Palestinian residents and Israeli soldiers erupted in the West Bank village of Tamoun south of Jenin, wounding dozens, officials said.

The violence occurred early Tuesday when special Israeli undercover troops operating in the village to arrest Islamic Jihad operatives were exposed, Israeli media reports said. Palestinian Red Crescent officials said some 30 Palestinians were injured by live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas. Three soldiers were lightly injured in the clashes, Army Radio said.

Clashes began when locals identified the special Israeli undercover unit disguised as vegetable vendors. The Israeli army declared the village a closed military zone and dispatched additional soldiers to assist in extricating the special unit from the village and deal with the clashes.

Said Ahmed Asaad told the Palestinian news agency Ma'an Israeli soldiers arrested Islamic Jihad operative Murad Bani Odeh.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
China questions Americanism in SATs
2
St. Paul police arrest a black man for sitting on a bench waiting for his children
3
Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop
4
Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in Algeria killing seven
5
'Old Ironsides' sails across Boston Harbor before 3-year-rehab
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback