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Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces

Violence broke out when Israeli forces entered the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

NABLUS, Palestinian Territories // At least two Palestinians were wounded yesterday during clashes with Israeli forces in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Palestinian security sources said violence broke out when Israeli forces entered the industrial zone.

One of those injured was a man who was shot in the leg.

Palestinian sources said 26-year-old Amjad Ighbariya was arrested, although it was unclear whether he was the target of the raid.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that troops had used "riot-dispersal means" but said the target of the raid was not arrested. She did not commenting on Mr Ighbariya's detention.

On Tuesday, dozens of Palestinians were wounded in a village in the northern West Bank when Israeli undercover forces attempted to arrest a suspected member of the Islamic Jihad organisation.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian sources confirmed that settlers had attacked the Palestinian village of Jalud overnight, injuring several people.

Palestinian security officials said a two-month-old baby was among the injured after being hit by a stone thrown by settlers.

A military spokesman said that the settlers had damaged two cars, thrown stones at houses and forcibly entered one home, beating and hospitalising a Palestinian.

Soldiers arrived at the village, south of the city of Nablus, and clashed with the settlers but made no arrests, he added. Palestinian security officials said the incident involved residents of an illegal settlement outpost called Achia.