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Clashes with Palestinians at contested holy site injure three people, including an Israeli military

A Palestinian gunman opened fire on Jewish worshipers praying at a contested holy site in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, wounding three people, including an Israeli military officer and two civilians.

According to local reports quoting Israel Defense Forces, the officer was wounded after the army retaliated against the attackers. The officer is described as Shomron Regional Brigade Commander Col. Roi Zweig.

Israeli officials report that at least 21 other people suffered bruises or tear gas inhalation during clashes with Israeli forces, including children who were hospitalized.

During clashes with Israeli forces near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, a Palestinian teenager was wounded by live ammunition, while 16 others were wounded by rubber bullets, according to the Palestinian news agency, Wafa.

30 June 2022


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