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Violence escalates in Israel and West Bank

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Violence escalates in Israel and West Bank

<p>The Palestinian Health Ministry says at least 25 people were wounded in clashes with Israel Defence Forces at a refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The <span class="caps">IDF</span> raided the camp to make an arrest. </p> <p>The ministry claims several Palestinians were hit with live bullets. </p> <p>Separately, Israeli security forces have arrested the head of the armed Palestinian Tanzim organisation. Jamal Abu Lil is reportedly accused of planning shooting attacks and funding military activity. </p> <p>Israeli police said a Palestinian woman was shot and wounded by <span class="caps">IDF</span> troops in the West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday .. after trying to stab an Israeli soldier.</p> <p>Dozens of people attended a funeral of two 15-year-old Palestinians who were shot dead by <span class="caps">IDF</span> troops in Jenin after throwing rocks at Israeli cars. Israeli police say that one had open fire on soldiers. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Last night, 2 assailants fired at security forces near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Forces responded & shot attackers <a href="https://t.co/Msueja0WMV">pic.twitter.com/Msueja0WMV</a></p>— <span class="caps">IDF</span> (@IDFSpokesperson) <a href="https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/699095974627713025">February 15, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>In another incident, a Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli paramilitary policeman at a checkpoint in the West Bank, near Jerusalem, and was shot dead, police said.</p> <p>Israeli security forces have killed at least 163 Palestinians, 107 of whom Israel says were assailants, while the others were shot dead during violent anti-Israeli protests, as the bloodshed persists into a fifth month.</p> <p>Stabbings, shootings and car rammings by Palestinians have killed 27 Israelis and a US citizen since early October.</p>