Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in West Bank raid

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Palestinian protesters burn tires near Al-Jalazun refugee camp, in the occupied West Bank, on October 3, 2022, after Israeli forces killed two Palestinians nearby at dawn. (Photo: AFP)

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Israeli occupation forces killed two Palestinians during a raid in the West Bank on Monday.اضافة اعلان

The latest deaths were in the central West Bank, at the Jalazun refugee camp near Ramallah.

The Palestinian health ministry named those killed as 19-year-old Basel Basbous and Khaled Anbar, 20. Raafat Habash, 19, was seriously injured, the ministry added.

Anbar’s mother, Umm Khaled Al-Dabbas, told AFP that “they were driving, they had nothing in their hands,” she said. “They could have arrested them, why did they shoot them?”

In Ramallah, seat of the Palestinian Authority, a general strike was called in protest at the deaths.

The deaths came during one of the worst periods of Israeli violence against Palestinians in years in the West Bank, where Israeli forces have conducted near daily raids since March.

Mounting toll

Amid the unrelenting raids, an Israeli official issued what he called an “urgent report” on Sunday, warning that the pace of the Israeli forces’ activity mandated new resource planning.

He urged military brass to take “immediate” action “to improve the logistic infrastructure for combat soldiers and reservists in the West Bank”.

Israeli occupation forces said they had arrested 16 people in Monday’s raids across several West Bank locations.

According to a tally by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Israeli forces killed 84 Palestinians between January 1 and September 20.

An AFP tally from September 21 until Monday counts an additional 10 Palestinian deaths.

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