Israel troops kill three Palestinians in West Bank clashes - GulfToday

Israel troops kill three Palestinians in West Bank clashes


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Israel says security forces killed three alleged Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday who had been responsible for recent shooting attacks.

The Palestinian health ministry and Israel's border police both confirmed three deaths. The border police said the dead were "armed terrorists who were... killed during clashes with the security forces".

The Shin Bet internal security agency says the three were in a vehicle and were killed in a clash with security forces. No Israelis were killed or wounded in the shooting, it said.


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The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the three deaths.

Recent weeks have seen a number of stabbing and shooting attacks by Palestinians in the West Bank. An Israeli settler was killed in a drive-by shooting in December.

Settlers have also carried out a number of attacks recently against Palestinians and Israeli activists, causing injuries and property damage but no fatalities.

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Mideast war, and Palestinians want it to form the main part of their future state. Nearly 500,000 Jewish settlers reside in the territory alongside more than 2.5 million Palestinians.


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