Israel raids West Bank refugee camp, killing two Palestinians in clashes

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Israeli forces raided a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank early Thursday, sparking a gun battle that killed two Palestinians.

Relatives of a Palestinian man, who was killed by Israeli forces during a raid, react his death in the Israeli- occupied West Bank (Reuters)

West Bank Israeli forces killed at least two Palestinians on Thursday, the Palestinian health ministry said, in clashes that erupted during a raid in the occupied West Bank that followed deadly Arab attacks in Israel.

The Israeli military said its forces and border police entered the refugee camp in the city of Jenin to “apprehend terrorist suspects”.

“During the operation, terrorists opened fire on our forces. Israeli troops returned fire that struck the gunmen. An Israeli soldier was slightly wounded,” the military said in a statement.

The Palestinian health ministry said two Palestinians, aged 17 and 23, were killed in the clashes.

In a suspected Palestinian attack on Thursday, an Israeli man was stabbed in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the West Bank, Israel’s national ambulance service said. It said he suffered moderate wounds.

On Tuesday, a Palestinian gunman from the Jenin area killed five people in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak before he was shot dead by police. The incident raised the death toll from Arab attacks in Israel over the past week to 11.

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