Israel Forces Kill Two Palestinians As Raids Continue In West Bank

The Palestinian Health Ministry said that Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians early Thursday, as Israeli troops continue military raids in the West Bank in response to a spate of deadly attacks.

“The two were killed by live ammunition during a raid in the Kafr Dan area near the city of Jenin in the West Bank,” the ministry said. Three other Palestinians were also wounded, with one in serious condition, and were evacuated to the hospital for treatment, it added.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army said that they were carrying out an arrest operation throughout the West Bank since Wednesday morning.

According to unconfirmed reports, one of the Palestinians killed in Jenin was the brother of Ayman Kamaji, one of the prisoners who escaped the Gilboa Prison last year. The second was identified as Mustafa Abu-Arub. 

“During military activity in Kafr Dan, rioters threw improvised devices at forces, who then responded with live ammunition,” Israeli Defense Forces said in a statement. and added that there were no casualties among the soldiers present.

The two deaths came as Israeli troops killed three Palestinians in the West Bank on Wednesday, in the latest escalation of violence between the sides during the month of Ramadan. 

The Israeli army has intensified arrest operations in the West Bank after last week’s shooting attack in Tel Aviv that claimed the lives of three Israelis and was the latest in a series of deadly attacks in the country.

In the last three weeks, 12 Israelis and two Ukrainians lost their lives during the wave of Palestinian attacks, promoting Israeli raids in the West Bank.

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