Israeli occupation forces kill two Palestinians in West Bank

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Palestinians march in the village of Kafr Dan, to show solidarity with the families of two Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces, north of the West Bank town of Jenin, on September 14, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

JENIN, Palestinian Territories — Two Palestinians were killed by Israel occupation forces near Jenin in the West Bank on Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

The Palestinian health ministry confirmed “the martyrdom of the two young men” in violence near the checkpoint, which is known to Palestinians as Jalameh, north of Jenin.

The Palestinian news agency, Wafa, identified the two men as Ahmed Ayman Ibrahim Abed, 23, and Abdul Rahman Hani Subhi Abed, 22, originally from the village of Kufr Dan outside Jenin.

A Palestinian security source confirmed to AFP that Ahmed Abed was a serving intelligence officer of the Palestinian security services in the West Bank city of Qalqiliya.

An Israeli soldier also died.

The Jalameh checkpoint is a major thoroughfare for goods coming into the occupied West Bank from Israel.

Jenin’s local authorities announced a city-wide strike in response to the two deaths, which also sparked a solidarity march for their families.

Jenin has suffered frequent Israeli violence in recent months, as Israeli forces have launched near nightly raids on the West Bank since mid-March

On Sunday, a Palestinian man died from wounds sustained by Israeli gunfire.

A total of 97 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank since the start of the year, according to Wafa.

Fourteen other Palestinians were arrested in overnight raids across the West Bank, Wafa said, including four siblings.

“Around 1,500” Palestinians have been “arrested”, Israeli forces said last week.

About 475,000 Jewish settlers currently live in the West Bank in communities considered illegal by most of the international community, alongside some 2.8 million Palestinians.

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