Two Palestinians killed in raid on refugee camp


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Palestinians were reportedly killed and five Israeli soldiers wounded in an Israeli army raid on a West Bank refugee camp.

The soldiers entered the Kalandiyah camp near Ramallah on Monday morning during a routine operation to arrest Palestinian suspects, which set off rioting by the Palestinian residents, according to reports.

Rioters pelted the soldiers with rocks and bottles, injuring the soldiers. Two Palestinians died from gunshot wounds, Ramallah hospital officials told news services. Several Palestinian residents of the refugee camp were arrested.

The raid came on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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