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An IDF soldier was lightly wounded by an explosive thrown during an operation in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus overnight on Wednesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said on Thursday. The soldier, from the Paratroopers Brigade’s 101st Battalion, was securing the entrance to Joseph’s Tomb for 1,200 Jewish worshipers when the device was thrown.
The soldier was treated at the scene by his fellow soldiers and taken to hospital for further treatment. According to the army, Israeli soldiers arrested three people in Nablus during the visit who were armed with a pipe bomb, two Molotov cocktails and a knife.