At least two Palestinians were martyred on Tuesday in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank.
According to international media reports, Israeli forces have killed two Palestinians during a raid on a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank city of Jericho.
“Two young men were rushed to the hospital with bullets in their chests,” the Jericho Hospital’s director told reporters on Tuesday.
The Palestinian health ministry said 16-year-old Qusay al-Walaji and Mohammed Nujoom, 25, were shot in the chest by Israeli forces “during an attack on Jericho at dawn today” – the first deadly raid in months on Jericho.
Residents in the area said there were armed clashes with Israeli forces but it was not known whether the two slain men were involved.
The raid lasted for less than an hour, the residents added.
Violence in the occupied West Bank has worsened over the past months amid Israeli raids on refugee camps in the territory, deadly attacks by Jewish settlers on Palestinian villages and Palestinian street attacks on Israelis.