Two Palestinians, one Israeli soldier killed in Jenin shoot-out

by | Sep 14, 2022 | World

Ahmad Abed, 23, and Abdul Rahman Abed, 22, along with an unnamed Israeli soldier, were killed near a military checkpoint.Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Two Palestinian men and one Israeli soldier have been killed during an exchange of fire in the northern occupied West Bank near the city of Jenin.
The Palestinian men were identified on Wednesday as Ahmad Ayman Abed, 23, and Abdul Rahman Hani Abed, 22.
The Israeli soldier has not been named.
The two men were from the village of Kufr Dan on the western outskirts of Jenin and had reportedly engaged in armed clashes with Israeli forces at the Jalama (Gilboa) military checkpoint north of the city in the early hours of Wednesday.
The Israeli army said it had been carrying out “a suspect arrest procedure, during which the suspects shot at the fighters”.
“[A major] was killed overnight during operational activity adjacent to the Gilboa Crossing during an exchange of fire,” the army added.

BREAKING: Two Palestinians killed by Israeli army gunfire near Jalama checkpoint in the north of the West Bank.
— Wafa News Agency – English (@WAFANewsEnglish) September 14, 2022

The Fatah movement identified the two Palestinian men as being members of its armed wing, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. One of the men worked as a Palestinian Authority (PA) intelligence officer.
Their bodies continue to be held by the Israeli army.
Israeli forces have stepped up operations ahead of the UEFA Champions League football game between French club Paris Saint Germain and Maccabi Haifa, which will take place less than 70 kilometres (45 miles) away from Jenin.
Israeli forces have been conducting nightly raids and killings in the northern occupie …

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