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Palestinian injured in Israeli firing in Genin military operation

A Palestinian was wounded by Israeli fire during an operation Friday in the northern-occupied West Bank city of Genin, Palestinian news agency Wafa said.

According to local sources, Israeli forces fired missiles at a house on the outskirts of the Jenin refugee camp on Friday morning, injuring a Palestinian youth.

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An AFP photographer said Israeli forces were firing grenades at a suspect’s home in the Jenin refugee camp.

“The raid began a violent confrontation, in which soldiers fired live shots at youths attempting to block their path, shooting one in the stomach,” Wafa said.

The agency identified him as Daoud al-Zubaidi and said he was taken to hospital.

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The Israeli military had no immediate comment.

Friday’s confrontation comes two days after veteran al-Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Akleh was shot during an Israeli raid in Jenin.

Israel and the Palestinians have traded blame over the fatal shooting of Abu Aqle, who will be buried later in the day in Jerusalem.

The United States, the European Union and the United Nations have backed calls for a full investigation into what Al Jazeera characterized as deliberate murder “in cold blood”.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Wednesday that it was “likely” Abu Aqleh was killed by Palestinian bullets – but Defense Minister Benny Gantz later acknowledged that it was “the Palestinians shot him” or that “our Shot from the side.”

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At least 18 people have been killed in Israel since March 22, including an Arab-Israeli police officer and two Ukrainians.

A total of 31 Palestinians and three Israeli Arabs have died during the same period, according to an AFP tally, including attacks and casualties by Israeli security forces in West Bank operations.

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