Conflicts & War

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in occupied West Bank

Jerusalem, Nov 29 (EFE).- Two Palestinian brothers were killed by Israeli fire in Kafr Ein village near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

The Palestinian health ministry identified the two victims as Jawad and Thafer Abdul Rahman Rimawi, aged 22 and 21 years respectively, but did not provide further details about the circumstances of their death.

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) has not reported on the happenings in Kfar Ein either.

A 20-year-old Palestinian man was also killed during clashes with Israeli troops in the city of Beit Ummar, near Hebron, in the southern West Bank early Tuesday.

Two military vehicles got stuck in the area due to a technical problem and a group of Palestinians threw stones and homemade explosive devices at the soldiers, who responded with live fire and riot dispersal means, the Israeli Defense Forces said.

This year has been the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank since 2006.

There have been intense Israeli raids in the West Bank and armed clashes with Palestinians, especially since late March when Israel launched a military operation it calls “Breaking the Wave” in response to a wave of attacks by Arabs and Palestinians on Israeli soil.

Since then, violence has been on the rise, leaving 151 Palestinians dead, according to the health ministry.

The victims have mostly been militants, but also include civilians and children.

A total of 29 Israelis have also died, including 21 civilians. EFE


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