Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians in West Bank

AFP , Thursday 5 Oct 2023

Israeli occupation forces killed two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the Palestinian health ministry said .

Israeli soldiers patrol near the West Bank city of Tulkarm where two Palestinians were reportedly killed during clashes with Israeli forces on October 5, 2023. AFP


The health ministry said the two men were killed by Israeli bullets near Tulkarem in the northern West Bank. They were named as Abdul Rahman Atta, 23, and Huthaifa Faris, 27.

Israel's military claimed a gunfight had erupted after soldiers identified a "suspicious vehicle" near Shufa village, in the area.

The incident came after reports that an Israeli vehicle was shot at in the area, according to the occupation army statement.

In recent months a surge in violence has hit the West Bank, which Israel has occupied since the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict.

Israeli forces have launched a large number of raids .Israeli settlers have also launched an increasing number of attacks against Palestinians and their property.

So far this year, Israel killed at least 245 Palestinians. 32 Israelis and two foreigners have also been killed in the conflict.


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