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Israel forces kill two Palestinians in West Bank raid

The night raid is the latest in a string of recent high-profile Israeli incursions into West Bank cities
Israeli security forces take position facing Palestinian stone-throwers, during confrontations in the West Bank town of Hebron, 18 February 2022 (AFP)

Israeli forces killed two Palestinians during an arrest raid in the northern West Bank, Palestinian health authorities said Tuesday. 

Palestinian security sources said that Israeli forces entered the Jenin refugee camp after midnight in vehicles carrying Palestinian licence plates, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa.

The sources added the special units stormed several houses in the camp, occupied their roofs, and fired indiscriminately at anyone who moved.

Wafa identified the Palestinians as Abdullah al-Hosari, 22, and Shadi Khaled Najm, 18, who died from gunshot wounds to the head. Two more Palestinians were wounded and are in a critical condition.

The Palestinian health ministry the two men were killed in the fighting.

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Israeli border police meanwhile said officers and undercover police entered the Jenin refugee camp to arrest a suspect "wanted for terrorist activity."

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"After the arrest of the suspect, as the forces left the house, heavy fire was opened from several directions, and undercover forces operating at the scene responded with live fire," police said. 

Wafa said that Israeli forces also arrested Imad Jamal Abu al-Heija, a freed prisoner.

In the early hours of Tuesday, a “massive and angry march” set out from the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin denouncing the killings. 

The raid is one of several recent high-profile Israeli incursions into West Bank cities. 

Last month, in a daylight raid in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians suspected of carrying out shooting attacks against Israeli targets.

They were shot while driving in a vehicle with a fourth person who was detained, Wafa reported at the time.

The three men were identified as Adham Mabrouka, Ashraf Mubaslat and Mohammed al-Dakhil, all members of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

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