The Palestinian health ministry announced the killing of "two citizens by occupation (Israeli) bullets in Jenin", as Israeli troops carried out an arrest in the flashpoint northern city.
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The shooting happened in Azariyah, a village just outside of Jerusalem, and marked the latest violence in what has become the deadliest year in the West Bank since 2015.
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"We welcome Australia's decision with regard to Jerusalem and its call for a two-state solution in accordance with international legitimacy," the Palestinian Authority's civil affairs minister, Hussein Al Sheikh, said on Twitter.
Palestinians and rights group often accuse Israeli troops of using excessive force against Palestinians, who live under a 55-year military occupation with no end in sight. Israel says it follows strict rules of engagement and opens fire in life-threatening situations.
A video of Israeli settlers attacking a group of human rights activists in West Bank draws ire from other international bodies. A Palestinian student living in the area shared the video.
The men were killed when Israeli forces opened fire on a vehicle in which they were, the Palestinian news agency Wafa said. Israel's army said soldiers had come under fire during an operation to search for weapons.
The three men were killed when Israeli forces, who have increased their operations in the area in recent months, opened fire on the vehicle in which the men were traveling.