Two Palestinian men were killed by Israeli troops in a raid on the occupied West Bank city of Nablus on Monday, the latest in a year-long wave of violence, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. no sign of abating.
The Israeli military said it had arrested two people suspected of aiding a gunman who shot dead two soldiers in the occupied West Bank town of Huwara last month. The military said its soldiers were shot during the raid and returned fire, confirming it was “hit”.
Violence has increased in recent months in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem amid Israel’s near-daily arresting raids in Palestinian areas and a series of attacks by Israelis. Palestinian.
More than 90 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces or settler guns this year. Palestinian attacks against the Israelis killed 15 people during the same period.
Israel says most of those killed were armed militants. But young men who threw stones against the incursions and those who did not participate in the confrontations were also killed.
Israel captured the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip in the 1967 war. Palestinians seek those territories for their future independent state.