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10 IDF Troops Hurt in Clashes North of Jerusalem

Rioting and fire in Qalandiya refugee camp north of Jerusalem on March 1, 2016, after IDF troops entered to rescue two soldiers trapped inside (Photo: twitter/leizersh)

After two IDF soldiers became trapped in a Palestinian refugee camp, there were fears of the worst. When other troops came to their rescue, The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports, 10 soldiers were injured and one Palestinian was killed in the ensuing riot:

A Palestinian man was killed, dozens more were injured and 10 members of Israel’s security forces were wounded in fierce clashes early Tuesday morning in the Qalandiya refugee camp north of Jerusalem...

Among Israeli forces, which included both border guards and IDF soldiers, one sustained moderate injuries and the rest were listed in fair condition after being taken to a Jerusalem hospital, according to the IDF.

Media reports indicated that there were exchanges of live fire between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen during the rescue operation in the refugee camp, which has been the scene of violent clashes in the past.

The fighting ignited after two IDF soldiers apparently drove an army vehicle into Qalandiya just before 11 p.m. and came under a barrage of Molotov cocktails and stones...

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