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Two Palestinians wounded by Israeli troops in raid

JERUSALEM (AP) – Two Palestinian men were critically injured by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank yesterday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, the latest incident in a wave of violence.

The Israeli military were conducting an arrest raid in the village of Yamun in the northern West Bank when dozens of Palestinians started throwing rocks and explosives at the troops, who returned fire.

Paramedics carry an injured Palestinian in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, April 17, 2022. AP

The two wounded men were hospitalised, according to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa.

Israel has sent forces to search through Palestinian cities and villages in search of suspects or accomplices linked to two deadly attacks on Israelis in recent weeks.

At least 25 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in recent weeks, according to an Associated Press count. An unarmed woman and a lawyer who appears to have been a bystander were also among those killed.

Palestinian protesters have clashed with Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Yesterday, Jordan, which serves as custodian of the site, summoned Israel’s charge d’affaires to protest Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in recent days, the Israeli Foreign Ministry confirmed.

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