Israel kills two Palestinian detains 10 others in West Bank

Ahram Online , Sunday 2 Jun 2024

Two Palestinian teenagers were murdered by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank, and Israeli forces detained 10 others.

A Palestinian ambulance waits as Israeli forces operate in the Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus. AP


The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the 16 and 17 year old as having been killed west of Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, near the city of Jericho in the West Bank. 

Israeli occupation forces shot the teenagers, hitting one in the head and the other in the chest, according to the Ministry. 

Israeli forces prevented medical teams from aiding one of the wounded at the place of the incident, while the other succumbed to his wounds on Sunday, according to reports from the Palestinian media. 

The Israeli military claims that two individuals threw explosives at local communities endangering civilians. 

“Hits were identified,” the Israeli military added in a statement. 

The Israeli military did not confirm the death of the two teenagers. 

Israeli forces also detained 10 Palestinians from the West Bank including an infant and former detainees, according to WAFA news agency. 

The detentions were spread over refugee camps and cities including Jenin refugee camp, Hebron city, Bethlehem city, and Nablus city, according to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society and Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs

Israeli forces also destroyed and ransacked the homes of palestinian civilians while performing these detentions, the statement added. 

Since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza, Israeli forces, and terrorist Israeli settlers have killed more than 514 Palestinains and detained 8985 Palestianians, in the occupied West Bank. 

In the West Bank, particularly in the northern regions, refugee camps are facing continuous targeted attacks. 


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