Ramallah, April 20 (RHC)-- At least eight Palestinians have been injured after Israeli military forces raided a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank to demolish the house of a teenager.
The clashes in the Qalandiya refugee camp early Wednesday broke out when Israeli troops moved to demolish the house of a young man who was fatally shot in January over an alleged stabbing attack.
Witnesses said Israeli soldiers and special forces surrounded the house and began razing its walls, which prompted local residents to gather and clash with them. Israeli forces then fired live bullets as well as tear gas canisters and stun grenades to disperse the crowd. Two soldiers were also injured in the clashes.
Tensions have heightened in the occupied territories since August 2015, when Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem.