Palestinians say 2 killed in IDF raid on Kalandiya camp

IDF soldiers entered camp near Ramallah to arrest terror suspects, violent riots broke out; 5 soldiers injured in incident.

IDF Soldiers 311 (R) (photo credit: REUTERS)
IDF Soldiers 311 (R)
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Two Palestinians were shot and killed by IDF soldiers during a raid on the Kalandiya refugee camp near Ramallah in the West Bank early on Monday, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.
The IDF stated that soldiers from the Kfir Brigade entered the camp in order to arrest two terror suspects when a violent riot broke out.  Five soldiers were  injured in the ensuing clashes. One soldier was evacuated to the hospital and four others were treated at the scene.
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Ma'an quoted Palestinian eyewitnesses as saying the IDF clashed with residents of the camp during an arrest raid, killing one man on the spot and seriously wounding another, who later died of his wounds. An additional man was injured in the raid, according to the report. Ma'an quoted witnesses as saying the IDF soldiers fired "indiscriminately" during the operation.
The IDF received the report of two Palestinians being killed during the operation and were checking the validity of the claims.
Last month, IDF soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man during an arrest raid in the West Bank city of Nablus.
According to the IDF, the soldiers opened fire at the man's legs after he tried escaping an area in which they were operating and arresting terror suspects.
The man was wounded and evacuated by a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance.
The IDF said that seven other people were arrested during the operation.