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A West Bank settler was shot by an IDF soldier Tuesday during an overnight confrontation at an illegal outpost on the western side of the border, the military said.
The sol바카라사이트dier, who was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening wound and was expected to survive, was identified as Ehud Fager. He was being treated at Ein Hashlosha near the West Bank settlement of Qalqilya in the area where the shooting took place.
The settler was not hurt, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. Poljarvees.comice suspect the shooting stemmed from an illegal outpost that Israeli forces entered Wednesday afternoon. The soldiers were on their way to investigate possible violations of land by Palestinians.
No statement was immediately released from the police, though Samri noted that IDF soldiers are required to wear camouflage during all of their training. The IDF has issued an order requiring all officers to wear the same uniform for all missions, she said.
An Israeli army spokesman would not confirm whether or not Fager had been part of an official Palestinian unit and said that the soldier was under his command. Israeli media reported that the military had previously summoned him for questioning.
The IDF said its forces were investigating the shooting. «After an intensive investigation we found the soldier is innocent and that he didn’t kill him,» a military statement from Tuesday’s hours-long operation said.
Following its raid on Sunday night, the military said the security situation on the «illegal outpost» in Qalqilya had begun deteriorating and that its forces had come und바카라er fire and the settlers had retreated.
The soldiers at the outpost had come under fire, but IDF spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Tuesday the IDF’s position had not changed. He also refused to say whether the soldiers were part of the illegal outpost’s military force or if some officers had been ordered to leave the outpost.
«The IDF’s position remains the same, and the soldiers at the outpost have remained calm,» he said.
Following Monday’s shooting, several other Israeli soldiers were placed on administrative leave.
Last week, on the western shore of the West Bank, hundreds of Palestinian protesters gathered in central Jerusalem’s Shuafat, chanting «Shoot the settlers,» as soldiers fired on them. The Palestinians have been using the square for their annual demonstrations since 2012. The Israeli military has accused the demonstrators of throwing rocks and rocks are thrown at soldiers.