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March 1, 2022 9:16 am
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Israeli Forces Kill Two Palestinian Gunmen in West Bank Clash

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

A militant attends the funeral of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad gunman, who was killed by Israeli forces, in Jenin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 1, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Israeli forces killed two Palestinian gunmen on Tuesday in clashes that broke out during a raid in a refugee camp in the West Bank, the Islamic Jihad militant group said.

Witnesses said undercover Israeli forces exchanged fire with Palestinians during a pre-dawn raid in the camp of Jenin. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad said the militants killed in the fighting were members of the group.

Israel’s border police said its undercover forces came under heavy gunfire during an operation in the camp to arrest a suspect wanted for what it described as “terrorist activity.”

After the man was detained, gunmen fired at the Israeli forces and a crowd of around 150 Palestinians threw fire-bombs, stones and an improvised grenade at them, the border police statement said.

The Israeli forces responded with live fire and suffered no casualties, according to the statement. The Palestinian Health ministry confirmed two Palestinians had been killed.

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