Israeli raid in West Bank triggers clashes with Palestinians
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces raided the West Bank city of Jenin on Thursday in search of a suspected Palestinian militant, touching off clashes with residents who threw rocks and petrol bombs at them, an Israeli security source said.
It was the second time this week that Israeli forces had entered the Jenin area to detain suspects.
On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers disguised as Palestinians raided the village of Tamoun, arresting a member of the Islamic Jihad group. Several dozen Palestinians were injured in ensuing clashes, medical officials said.
In the latest raid, the soldiers clashed with some 500 Palestinians, forcing them out of Jenin, the security source said. An elderly Palestinian woman was slightly injured by a dog used by Israeli forces during the operation.
The city is under the control of the Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank under interim peace accords with Israel.
Israel has reserved the right to carry out its own operations against militants in the West Bank.
(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Louise Ireland and Jeffrey Heller)
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