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Israeli undercover force raids Jenin, 2 hurt
Published Thursday 03/01/2013 (updated) 05/01/2013 11:36
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A Palestinian protester stands near burning tires during clashes with
Israeli security officers in the West Bank village of Tamoun,
Jan. 1, 2013. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)
JENIN (Ma'an) -- An Israeli undercover force conducted an arrest raid in the West Bank city of Jenin on Thursday morning, sparking clashes with Palestinian residents.

Agents dressed as Palestinians, accompanied by army units, entered the industrial zone in the city and surrounded a bakery and number of shops.

During a raid on the home of 93-year-old Amneh Hisnawi, who was alone in the house, Israeli army dogs attacked the elderly woman, requiring her evacuation to Israeli hospital.

An army spokesman said she was lightly injured after being bitten by a dog belonging to security personnel, treated on the scene, and then transferred by forces to an Israeli facility for further treatment.

He said the raid on Jenin was to arrest a Palestinian suspected of terror activity. Military sources said the suspect was not at home, so the force withdrew.

During the operation, around 500 Palestinians hurled rocks, firebombs, and burned tires, and forces responded with riot dispersal means, the spokesman said.

Fadi Ijawi, 23, was wounded in the leg by live bullet and taken to a Palestinian hospital, a Ma'an reporter said. Dozens of Palestinians also suffered tear gas inhalation.

Locals also told Ma'an that one man was detained during the raid, identified as Amjad Ighbariyeh.

The undercover operation comes after dozens were injured on Tuesday in a similar incident in nearby village Tamoun.

At least thirty people were injured with live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas during the clashes, after undercover forces arrested Murad Bani Odeh, a member of Islamic Jihad.
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1 ) Tobias / USA
03/01/2013 16:36
According to Israeli security sources (per the AFP):
1- “there is a certain Palestinian awakening, and as a consequence
2- a decision was taken to increase intelligence activity and arrests
members of Hamas or other operatives against Israel, and
3- It started in the past few days and will increase,” to prevent a 3rd Intifada !!!

2 ) Tibi / Tubas
03/01/2013 18:06
1- A negotiated peace/statehood agreement is the only way, to both end these insults to human dignity and improve the present and future living conditions of the Palestinian people, and
2- holding onto the fantasy of becoming a real state of Palestine without negotiations (& tough compromise/surrender) is destructive and foolish.

3 ) Mark of Lewiston / USA
03/01/2013 18:52
Campaign tactics. Netanyahu is worried he won't consolidate all theright wing anti-peace vote. An Intifada would help him. Hurting small kids and old women might help him meet his goal.

4 ) Colin Wright / USA
03/01/2013 22:43
Definitely an 'only in Israel' moment: '...During a raid on the home of 93-year-old Amneh Hisnawi, who was alone in the house, Israeli army dogs attacked the elderly woman, requiring her evacuation to Israeli hospital...' 93? Short of getting their dogs to rip up a toddler, I don't see how Israel is going to top this.
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