RAMALLAH Feb. 9 (JMCC & Reuters) - Two young Palestinians, three journalists and an Israeli border policeman was injured in the second day of clashes in the Shufat refugee camp
in Jerusalem Tuesday.
Fourteen-year-old Ahmad al-Hawais was seriously injured by a live bullet, and Nasser Abu Assab, 15 was moderately injured.
Three Palestinian cameramen were also injured in the heated clashes that took place throughout the day.
As schoolchildren gathered in the morning hours at the camp's main entrance, barred by an Israeli military checkpoint, clashes broke out. During the arrest of 15-year-old Ahmed Abu Hamdan, one soldier was injured.
The clashes began on Monday
when tens of soldiers and police entered the camp and began an arrest sweep. The round-up continued until 5 am on Tuesday, said Fateh
camp secretary Khader Dibis.
The arrest operation developed into clashes when Palestinian schoolchildren threw rocks at Israeli police vehicles heading into the refugee camp on Monday, injuring four officers, an Israeli police spokesman said.
Police said they launched the raid to arrest what Israel said were municipal tax evaders. Palestinian officials said 10 Palestinians were injured in the confrontation, none seriously.
The Palestinian cabinet said in a statement it strongly condemned the Israeli incursion and military operation in East Jerusalem, in which it said dozens were also arrested.