Israeli forces injure and detain Palestinian during Ramallah-area raid

Land in southern Israel near the Gaza border burnt by incendiary kites sent from Gaza

A Palestinian teen jailed for slapping an Israeli soldier near her home in the occupied West Bank lost an appeal on Wednesday for her early release, her supporters said.

"The soldier responded by firing at the Palestinian, who was wounded and given medical treatment at the scene", it said.

An activist group named him as Ezzedine al-Tamimi, from Nabi Saleh, citing witnesses saying he was more than 40 metres (yards) from the soldiers when shot. Others threw stones or flew kites with burning rags attached, aiming to send them over the border and set Israeli fields on fire.

However a senior Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officer, who declined to be named, said that many of his soldiers reported that their bullets hit one person and then continued in flight and hit another.

"No IDF troops were injured", the spokesperson confirmed.

Pollak is involved with Free the Tamimis, a campaign in support of Nabi Saleh and its residents.

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A video apparently taken after the incident and shared on social media shows Israeli soldiers attempting to treat the man as angry protesters shout at them.

"They came many times to his house, they called his family, they threatened him and told them: 'We will kill him like we killed Ahmed Jarrar,'" Bilal Tamimi said.

Nabi Saleh has always been in the spotlight for its demonstrations against Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territory, and as a result has been under heightened pressure by Israeli forces, who regularly carry out raids in the area.

Colonel Uri Mendes, deputy head of the Civil Administration - the Israeli military body in charge of the day to day management of the occupation - made the remarks on Sunday in a meeting of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee's Subcommittee for the occupied West Bank.

Israeli forces closed all the streets inside of the village and streets connecting to other villages and towns nearby, as Israeli planes circled overhead.

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