Published: Sat, March 23, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Israeli army: 2 Palestinians killed in clashes with troops

Israeli army: 2 Palestinians killed in clashes with troops

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medics said, and the military announced on Thursday that a soldier had discharged his weapon and it was reviewing the incident.

The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that one of its crew treated a man with two bullet wounds near an Israeli military checkpoint near Bethlehem yesterday. As Manasra was returning to his auto, the Israeli soldiers shot and killed him, he said. The man was identified by the Palestinian Health Ministry as 26-year-old Ahmad Manasra from the local village of Wadi Fuqin.

"A report was received regarding injured Palestinians", the military said.

Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank near the city of Bethlehem; the fourth such killing in 24 hours.

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The individuals were arrested for "suspected involvement in terrorist activities", the army said in a statement, adding that they had since been referred to relevant authorities for further investigation.

In a second incident, which took place in Ramallah, security forces killed a Palestinian in a gunfight, held responsible for an attack on March 17 that killed two Israelis.

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