Two Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank
Update: Sep 30, 2021 8:45 PM STI
Ramallah [Palestine], Sept. 30 (ANI / Xinhua): Two Palestinians, including a woman from the West Bank, were killed Thursday by Israeli soldiers in two separate conflicts, Palestinian sources said.
Alaa Zayoud, 22, was killed by Israeli soldiers during clashes in the village of Burqin near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, according to Palestinian doctors and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
Clashes erupted in the village between young Palestinians and Israeli soldiers after an Israeli army force stormed the village Thursday morning to arrest two Palestinians for carrying out attacks on Israel.
The raid sparked riots, in which the man opened fire on the troops, according to an IDF spokesperson. In response, the force fired and killed him.
The raid was part of Israel’s plans to dismantle a military network belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).
Palestinian medical sources also said that a 30-year-old Palestinian woman from the village of Qabatya west of Jenin was killed by Israeli soldiers in the Old City of East Jerusalem.
In a statement, Israeli police said the woman was shot while attempting to stab an Israeli policeman in the Old City.
The violence came amid mounting tensions following the deaths of five Palestinians in armed clashes with Israeli troops raiding to arrest suspects near Jenin on Sunday. At least four of them have been identified by Israel as members of Hamas.
Israel seized the West Bank during the Middle East War in 1967 and has maintained control of it ever since, despite international criticism. (ANI / Xinhua)