A deserted scene after a clash between Palestinians and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank.
Gulf Today Report
Three Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the Palestinian health ministry said.
Two brothers were killed by Israeli fire in Kafr Ein, near Ramallah, while a third man died of bullet wounds to the head fired by Israeli troops in Beit Ummar, near the flashpoint city of Hebron, the ministry said.
On Wednesday, in the occupied West Bank, which has seen an intensification of violence since March, Palestinian seized the body of an Israeli Druze high-schooler from a hospital in the town of Jenin where he had been taken after a car accident, according to the Israeli Defence Forces.
The incident fuelled expectations that the military could launch an assault to recover the teenager's body. But it was quietly returned after some 30 hours following negotiations that, according to a diplomat, had involved the United Nations.
The gunmen did not announce their motivation, but Palestinians demonstrated in Jenin the same day, demanding the release of remains of their relatives which they said Israel was holding. The Druze are an Arab community in Israel whose members serve in its armed forces.