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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians

October 29, 2022 00:00:00

WEST BANK, Oct 28 (Al Jazeera): The Israeli army has shot and killed two Palestinian men at a military checkpoint south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian officials.

The Palestinian health ministry announced just before 2am (11:00 GMT) on Friday that 47-year-old Imad Abu Rasheed was killed with bullets to his stomach, chest and head, with two others seriously wounded, at the Huwwara checkpoint on Route 60 in the northern occupied West Bank.

Officials reported that Ramzi Sami Zabara, 35, had succumbed to his wounds from a bullet to the heart.

The circumstances of their killing remain unclear.

The Israeli army said in a statement that its forces were "carrying out an operation close to the Hawara checkpoint" and that they "identified two suspicious vehicles and fired at them," according to Israeli media. The identity of the other wounded man was not immediately known, but he was reported to be in a stable condition after undergoing surgery at Rafidia hospital.

in Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank.

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