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UPDATE - 2 Israeli soldiers injured in shooting attack in West Bank

UPDATE - 2 Israeli soldiers injured in shooting attack in West Bank
Town of Huwara attacked by settlers last month after death of 2 Israelis


By Saied al-Amouri

JERUSALEM (AA) - Two Israeli soldiers were injured in a shooting attack near the Palestinian town of Huwara in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, according to Israeli media.

The two soldiers came under fire from a passing vehicle, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Meanwhile, the armed wing of the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

The PFLP's Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades said in a statement that fighters targeted an Israeli force at the Israeli-controlled Huwara checkpoint in southern Nablus.

It urged the Palestinian people to unity and close ranks against the Israeli occupation and settlers.

The attack was the third to have taken place in Huwara in recent weeks.

The Palestinian town drew international attention last month when the town was attacked by Israeli settlers, during which a Palestinian was killed and several homes and vehicles were vandalized. The violence followed the death of two Israeli settlers in a shooting attack near the town.

Tensions have been running high across the occupied West Bank in recent months amid repeated Israeli raids into Palestinian towns.

Nearly 90 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the start of this year, according to Palestinian figures. Fourteen Israelis have also been killed in separate attacks during the same period.

* Ahmed Asmar contributed to this story from Ankara

source: News Feed
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