Israeli troops shoot dead two Palestinians in border protest

The Israeli ambulance service Magen David Adom said that one of the men wounded was in serious condition and the other sustained light injuries.

Violent clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces on the road leading up to the Kobar village afterwards, during which Israeli forces fired stun grenades and tear-gas bombs towards the youths. The third victim, who also shot the Palestinian, was slightly wounded in the leg.

Police said the clashes were sparked after Friday midday prayers as "rioters started to throw fireworks directly at police".

Palestinian officials warned on Thursday that the financial crisis facing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is part of a scheme aimed at ending the Palestinian refugee issue.

The army added it was "reinforcing the defence" of Adam and other settlements.

The last stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement was in April 2018, when a Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli with a screwdriver near a petrol station in an industrial area connected to the Maale Adumim settlement east of Jerusalem.

Mohammad Tareq statement about intending to kill Jews one hour before the attack
Mohammad Tareq statement about intending to kill Jews one hour before the attack

"Yet another barbaric attack tonight". When will President Abbas and Palestinian leaders condemn the violence?' he wrote on Twitter.

"Such frightful acts serve only those who stand in the way of peace". Israelis have faced a wave of Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings, on civilians and soldiers over the past two years but these types of assaults have declined recently.

An internal investigation by the Israeli military into the killing of at least 140 Palestinians in Gaza during the Great March of Return is set to conclude all died as a result of "operational mishaps" and that "weapons fire was carried out in accordance with open-fire orders".

Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Palestinian Gaza Strip, praised the attack.

Ashraf al-Qidra identified the three killed Palestinians as Ahmad Munir Suleiman al-Bassous, 28, Ubada Asaad Khader Farawneh, 29, and Muhammad Tawfiq Muhammad al-Arier, 27.

'The West Bank is ready and able to avenge the blood of the martyrs, ' it said.

  • Rogelio Becker