Morning clashes in West Bank's Jenin leave 11 injured

House of wanted man attacked, threats from Islamic Jihad

13 May, 12:33

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, MAY 13 - Friday morning was marked by violent clashes in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, where units of the Israeli Army were trying to capture Palestinians suspected of involvement in planning attacks.

    Local sources said that the house of a man wanted by the Israeli authorities had been surrounded and that smoke had risen from it.

    The Islamic Jihad has warned that it will reacted.

    The Palestinian news agency WAFA reported that the local hospital had received 11 injured people including one seriously so named Daud al-Zubeidi.

    Zubeidi is the brother of Zacharia al-Zubeidi, a Fatah militant who some months ago took part in a high-profile escape from an Israeli jail but who was later captured.

    Local sources added that a total blackout has fallen on the Jenin refugee camp and that cellphones there were not functioning; sources claim that this was likely due to a measure taken by the Israeli Army.

    Two days ago, the well known Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was killed in the same refugee camp while wearing a flak jacket that clearly identified her as a member of the press. (ANSAmed).

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