Israeli military sources reported on Sunday night that one soldier was injured when an explosive charge detonated near a military jeep as the army was invading Batala refuge camp, in Nablus city, in the northern part of the West Bank. The sources stated that the soldier was hit by shrapnel pieces and was evacuated to an Israeli hospital for treatment.
Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with the invading forces near the location of the explosion, but the army reported no other injuries, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported.
The Palestinian Maan News Agency reported that the clashes are still ongoing atl the time of this report.
Earlier on Sunday, Israeli soldiers took prisoner two Palestinian youths in Nablus; the army claimed that the two carried explosive devices apparently intended for a suicide bombing.
The two were taken prisoner at the Beit Eeba checkpoint, near Nablus. Army sources claimed that soldiers found a bomb in a bag that was in possession with the two youth.
Haaretz reported that the two were transferred for interrogation by the Shin Bet Israeli security services, and that it is yet unclear “if the youths intended to carry out the attack in Israel or in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Haaretz also said that soldiers have uncovered 16 explosive devices in two explosive belts in Nablus since the beginning of this year.