Israeli civilian wounded after being shot in a settlement in the southern West Bank

An Israeli civilian was wounded after being shot late Thursday in the southern West Bank settlement of Carmel, the Israeli Army confirmed, assuring that it has sent reinforcements to the area in an attempt to capture the person responsible for the attack.

“An Israeli civilian was wounded as a result of a shooting in the Carmel area. He was evacuated to a hospital for medical treatment,” the Israeli Army has said on its Twitter social network account. “Soldiers have been dispatched to the scene and are combing the area for suspects,” it has added.

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Sources from the Red Star of David ambulance service has indicated that the wounded man is an 18-year-old whose age has not been disclosed. The victim was taken in moderate condition to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, according to The Times of Israel. The suspect is said to have escaped, and no group has claimed responsibility for the incident.

The incident took place hours after the death of a Palestinian teenager shot by Israeli security forces during an operation in the town of Kafr Dan, on the outskirts of Jenin, in response to a clash in the area on Wednesday, which resulted in the death of an Israeli soldier and two Palestinians.

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