23 Palestinians detained by Israel since Tuesday as spate of clashes leaves several injured, two dead
Eleven Palestinians were taken into custody overnight Tuesday during an Israeli military raid in the West Bank, while Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip fired a Qassam rocket onto Israeli territory early Wednesday.
Israeli sources said that that attack did not result in any damage or injuries.
Seven of the Palestinians were reportedly apprehended in the town of Bethlehem, according to Ynet.
Also on Wednesday, Israeli forces arrested five Sudanese nationals who attempted to enter Israel from its border with Egypt. The men were apparently seeking work.
On Tuesday, ten other Palestinians were arrested by Israeli troops in the West Bank for suspected involvement in organizations involved in attacks against Israelis.
The men were arrested in the northern West Bank town of Jenin as well as in the town of Nablus, and reportedly belonged to the Fatah and Islamic Jihad factions.
Sporadic clashes also broke out between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers throughout the Palestinian territories on Tuesday; a Molotov cocktail was thrown by Palestinians south of Jerusalem and injured a female Israeli soldier, while in a separate incident near the city of Ramallah, Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers, though no injuries were reported.
Another female Israeli soldier was injured on Tuesday when she was stabbed by an Israeli-Arab at a border crossing near the town of Qalqilya.
In the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, two Palestinians who attempted to cross into Israeli territory through the Sufah crossing were arrested by Israeli troops.
One Israeli soldier and one Palestinian were also killed on Tuesday in the West Bank near the town of Nablus in a car accident.
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