JERUSALEM, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- An attempt to search a wanted Palestinian militant in the northern West Bank city of Jenin sparked a violent confrontation early Thursday, with hundreds of residents hurling rocks and firebombs at Israeli security forces, local media reported.
The Israeli army said a demonstration broke out during the raid, with an estimated 500 locals taking to the streets to hurl rocks and Molotov cocktails at security forces.
An elderly Palestinian woman was lightly injured by an army dog trained to sniff explosives, the Ha'aretz daily said.
It was the second time this week that security forces operated in the Jenin area.
On Tuesday, members of an undercover border police unit and Shin Bet security service agents raided the village of Tamoun to arrest a member of Islamic Jihad, setting off an angry protest.
Villagers hurled rocks and bottles at troops who were called to assist the raiding party. The soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
Several dozen protesters were treated for smoke inhalation and injuries sustained from rubber bullets and live fire, Palestinian witnesses and medical officials reported.