Israel kills two Palestinians near Jenin

AFP , Saturday 27 Apr 2024

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian men at a military post near the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, the army and Palestinian media reported.

 Israeli checkpoint in West Bank
FILE PHOTO: A soldier looks on as Palestinian Muslims walk toward an Israeli checkpoint in Qalandia in the occupied West Bank on April 5, 2024, as they head to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem to attend the last Friday noon prayer of Islam s holy fasting month of Ramadan. AFP


The killing occurred when several militants arrived in a vehicle and fired at soldiers stationed at the Salem military post at the entrance to Jenin, the army claimed in a statement.

Palestinian official news agency Wafa said Israeli forces killed Mustafa Sultan Ahmed, 22, and Ahmed Muhammad Shawahna, 21, at the military post, adding that two others were wounded and hospitalised.

Wafa said Israeli forces withheld their bodies after denying medics access to them.

Israeli forces regularly carry out deadly raids in and around Jenin and its adjacent refugee camp.

The West Bank, which Israel has occupied since 1967, has seen a surge in violence for more than a year, particularly since the Israeli war on Gaza erupted on October 7.

At least 490 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces or terrorist Israeli settlers across the West Bank since October 7, according to Palestinian officials.

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