Israeli soldier wounded in Jenin

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 |  by Staff Writer  

An Israel soldier was wounded on Tuesday night when his unit came under fire in a Jenin refugee camp.

Israeli paratroopers entered the refugee camp as part of an operation camping out in an abandoned building when Palestinians fired at the compound, hitting the soldier’s arm from a bullet that was shot through the window.

The soldier was evacuated to Haemek Medical Center in Afula.

Soldiers immediately left the complex after the shooting. The Israeli army is investigating the incident to see if the troops were exposed by the terrorists in the refugee camp. The soldiers refused to retaliate for fear of hitting civilians.

On Tuesday, al-Aksa Brigades members clashed with Israeli troops in Nablus, where a senior al-Aksa member was wounded. Ahmad Sankara was shot, but managed to flee the scene.

Army Radio reported that Sankara was responsible for planting bombs, planning terror attacks and shooting at Israelis. Troops confiscated an M-16 rifle, which may have been Sankara’s.

Also on Tuesday, dozens of armed gunmen participated in the five-year anniversary of Israel’s Operation Defensive Shield. Member of Knesset Ahmad Tibi attended the rally and called for an end to the occupation.

Meanwhile, Israeli operations continued throughout Judea and Samaria over the Passover holiday, but activity was limited.

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