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Five Palestinians Killed in 24 Hours By Israeli Forces

Jerusalem24 – Israeli forces Thursday morning killed two Palestinians and wounded six others in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, according to local sources.

They said that a sizable Israeli military force barged its way into Al-Yamun and Kafr Dan towns, west, and northwest of the city, triggering violent confrontations.

The soldiers opened fire on local youths, killing two and wounding six others, including two serious injuries.

One of the two killed was identified as Shas Kamamji, the brother of Ayham Kamamji, one of the prisoners who managed to dig their way out of the highly fortified Gilboa prison in September.

The second killed was identified as Mustafa Abu-Arub, a resident of Misilyah village, south of the city, who was gunned down at the western entrance of Jenin.

The soldiers detained four Palestinians, including three brothers of Kamamji, after storming their houses in Kafr Dan and another from al-Yamun.

Several hours earlier, on Wednesday late night, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian and wounded 11 others in Silwad town, north of Ramallah.

Also on Wednesday night, Israeli forces killed 14-year-old Qusai Hamamra in Husan village, west of Bethlehem.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli forces killed human rights lawyer Muhammad Hassan Assaf and injured at least 17 others in a raid in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Assaf, 34, succumbed to the critical injuries he sustained after he was shot by Israeli forces in the chest.

Earlier this week, Ghada Sabateen, a 47-year-old widowed Palestinian mother of six, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier in Husan village, west of Bethlehem.

Footage documenting the moment she was shot showed her posing no threat to the soldiers. No weapon was found on her.

The tensions have come as Israeli police continued to crack down on Palestinians gathering at Bab al-Amoud in the occupied city of East Jerusalem since the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 6 years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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