Two Palestinian teens killed by IDF in Jenin
This file photo taken on February 6, 2016 shows an Israeli soldier aiming fire during clashes with Palestinian youths in the village of Qabatiyah, near the West Bank town of Jenin. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
Two 15-year-old Palestinian teenagers were shot dead by Israeli forces on Sunday in the northern West Bank after allegedly shooting at soldiers, medical sources told Ma’an.
According to an Israeli army spokesperson, two Palestinians opened fire at Israeli forces near the village of al-Araqa west of Jenin, and Israeli troops shot back, killing them.
The spokesperson added that no Israeli soldier was injured.
A Palestinian Red Crescent spokesperson told Ma’an that her organization was informed that two Palestinians were injured, but that Israeli forces prevented them from reaching the scene to provide them with medical treatment.
She added that the Palestinian Ministry of Health later contacted the Palestinian Red Crescent to inform them that two Palestinians had been killed.
The Ministry of Health identified the deceased Palestinians as Nihad Raed Muhammad Waqed and Fuad Marwan Khalid Waqed, both 15-year-olds from al-Araqa.
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