Two Palestinian youths were shot dead by Israeli security forces during a series of raids in the occupied West Bank, official sources from both sides said early Tuesday.
The first of the incidents took place in the Balata refugee camp in the city of Nablus, where a 16-year-old Palestinian boy was killed during a raid by the Israeli Border Police.
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Violent disturbances began that included the throwing of explosives and stones and various objects against the police
According to the official Palestinian news agency ‘Wafa’, the minor, identified as Nader Haytham Rayan, was shot multiple times in the head, chest, stomach and hand and died immediately, while three other youths received gunshot wounds and were taken to a nearby hospital.
The Israeli Border Police reported that its forces carried out an arrest operation, in which they detained a man “suspected of terrorist activities” and in possession of a rifle, and after which they were attacked by residents of the area who were dispersed with shots.
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“When the forces left the refugee camp, violent disturbances began that included the throwing of explosives and stones and various objects against the policemen.“, he reported in a statement, which also specified that the deceased young man was armed and opened fire on the security forceswho responded with gunshots.
The second incident took place in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, where a young man was shot dead by Israeli soldiers during another raid.
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His death was confirmed by the Ministry of Health of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), which identified him as Alaa Shaham, about 20 years old, and also reported that six other young people suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to a hospital in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
According to ‘Wafa’, these incidents took place during a series of raids by Israeli security forces in multiple West Bank citiesin which at least 20 Palestinians were arrested and dozens were injured as a result of clashes with Israeli soldiers and police.
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