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Israeli Occupation Forces Shoot, Injure 3 Palestinians In Duheisha Refugee Camp

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BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Three Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli forces in the Duheisha refugee camp south of Bethlehem Thursday morning during an Israeli detention raid, witnesses said.Israeli forces reportedly entered the camp in a Palestinian vehicle and detained Raghad Shamroukh, 20 and Waleed Shuhada al-Jafari, 23, before opening fire on Palestinian residents who clashed with the forces during their incursion into the camp.The three injured were taken to a nearby Palestinian hospital for treatment.One of the detainees was the brother of Jihad al-Jafri, who was shot dead by Israeli forces on Feb. 24, 2015, during a similar predawn detention raid. Thursday morning’s detention raid comes amid routine raids by Israeli forces, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs estimating an average of 87 search and arrest operations in the West Bank per week, many of which take place in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, in contravention of international law.Such raids generally result in clashes with residents. In the cramped space of the Duheisha refugee camp, where over 13,000 Palestinians reside within 0.31 square kilometers, clashes are felt throughout the camp which has witnessed several injuries and fatalities from Israeli forces over the years.

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