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West Bank: Two Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces

Two Palestinians were killed today in clashes with Israeli forces in two different parts of the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

One Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces in clashes in al-Bireh, a city neighboring Ramallah, and the other in clashes in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Wafa news agency and the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

According to local sources, the second death was not caused by Israeli fire, but by Palestinian fighters during these clashes.

The Wafa news agency and the Ministry of Health clarified that 26-year-old Yazan Afana was killed by an Israeli army bullet in the clashes in Al Bireh.

The same sources also clarified that 25-year-old Mahmoud Suleiman Khaled was seriously injured in an Israeli army operation in Balata refugee camp, near Nablus, and later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

The Israeli army announced that it conducted several operations in the West Bank today.

In Balata, “the forces opened fire in retaliation to shots fired in their direction,” he also noted, clarifying that he arrested “a suspect” and that he has been informed of the death of a Palestinian.

In its Al Bireh operation, the Israeli army adds that stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown at it and that it responded by using “crowd dispersal and riot control means”. And in this case the army announced that it was informed of the death of a Palestinian.

On Tuesday, four Palestinians and two Israelis were injured in two incidents in the Nablus region, which has seen frequent violent and bloody incidents in recent months.

The West Bank is Palestinian territory under Israeli occupation since 1967.


Source: Capital

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