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CNN Correspondent Ben Wedeman wounded in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza (CNN) -- CNN Cairo Bureau Chief Ben Wedeman was hospitalized in good condition after he was shot Tuesday while covering a clash between Palestinians and Israelis near the Karni border crossing between Gaza and Israel.
The site has been a recent flash point in the violence that has flared for 34 days in the region, leaving at least 166 people dead, nearly all of them Palestinians.
Wedeman said he was lying down as shots were being fired, with the most intense fire coming from the Israeli position. He was one of 49 people injured Tuesday during clashes in Gaza and the West Bank.
Wedeman said Israeli tanks began lobbing shells down a road toward the area where he and several other journalists were located.
The Israeli Defense Force said its troops responded with tank rounds and automatic weapons fire when its outpost was fired on. The IDF said the attackers used anti-tank weapons for the first time.
The CNN crew, which arrived at the scene, said the preponderance of fire came from the Israeli side as Palestinian militiamen and security forces took cover.
As he attempted to get up to run away from the Israeli position, Wedeman said a bullet hit his right side, entering his back and exiting in front near his waist.
Wedeman, who remained conscious, was taken to Shifa Hospital in Gaza for treatment. Doctors said his wound was not life threatening.
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