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Israeli soldier seriously wounded in West Bank shooting
Israeli soldier seriously wounded in West Bank shooting
An Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank
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Press TV - An Israeli soldier has been seriously wounded following a shooting incident in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the soldier was gravely injured by shots fired at him on Sunday.

She added that the incident took place in center of the city close to the Cave of the Patriarchs, which is known by Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque.

"He was taken to hospital for treatment, and police and army forces are searching the area for suspects," Samri noted.

According to human rights group B'Tselem, more than 4,700 Palestinian prisoners, including about 170 administrative detainees, are currently being held in Israeli prisons.

Administrative detention is a sort of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months. The detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods of time.

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