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Israeli Military Kill 2 Palestinians During West Bank Raid

4 October 2022 00:20

The Israeli Military shot and killed two Palestinians during a raid in the occupied West Bank early Monday (3/10/2022). The military said soldiers were attempting to arrest a suspect in the Jalazone refugee camp near the City of Ramallah when the two Palestinians allegedly attempted to run over soldiers with their car.

The soldiers then opened fire on the car and Israel says it follows strict rules of engagement and opens fire in life-threatening situations. The claim could not be independently verified. Meanwhile, Palestinians and rights groups often accuse Israeli troops of using excessive force against Palestinians who live under a 55-year military occupation with no end in sight.

The same statement was also expressed by the Palestinian civil affairs authority which coordinates on civilian issues with Israel saying the military shot and killed the two men. However, the identities of the two men were not immediately known.

Demonstrators in the west bank city of Ramallah decided to go on general strike on Monday (3/10/2022) to protest against Israel's killing of two Palestinians. Afterward, dozens of angry Palestinian protesters called on shop owners in Ramallah to close their stores to impose the general strike.

Israel has been carrying out nightly arrest raids in the west bank since the spring when a spate of Palestinian attacks against Israelis killed 19 people. Israel says its operations are aimed at dismantling militant infrastructure and preventing future attacks.