Two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank


Two Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces in the occupied northern West Bank on Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. 

In a short statement, the ministry reported two “martyrs”, killed by bullets from the “occupation” (Israel) in Nablus. He did not identify them.

The Israeli army said it carried out an “anti-terrorist” operation in Nablus, during which two people suspected of having helped the perpetrator of an attack in March were arrested.

“During the operation, a number of armed men fired at the soldiers, who responded by opening fire. Affected persons have been identified,” said a military statement.

Since the beginning of the year, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has claimed the lives of at least 90 Palestinians, 15 Israelis and a Ukrainian, according to an AFP count based on official Israeli and Palestinian sources.

These figures include, on the Palestinian side, combatants and civilians, including minors, and on the Israeli side, mostly civilians, including minors, and two members of the Arab minority.

On Saturday, three Israelis were injured in a ramming attack in the West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967. The alleged perpetrator was killed by soldiers.

Less than 24 hours earlier, Israeli police shot and killed an Arab Israeli who they said grabbed a policeman's gun and fired it into the Old city ​​of Jerusalem, an area occupied and annexed by Israel. His family disputes this version of events.