JENIN: On Saturday, two Palestinians were murdered by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank in what witnesses described as a running firefight that was started by an army raid close to a flashpoint village.
Israeli forces allegedly engaged in combat with militants before morning, inflicting one casualty. According to the witnesses, two further shooters joined him in driving away, and after filling him up with locals, they continued driving while being followed by the army until they were shot.
According to a spokeswoman for the army, troops opened fire on the automobile after coming under gunfire, but no Israelis were hurt. The car, which was involved in the event and ran into a wall, had bloodstains inside.
The two deceased males were identified as Islamic Jihad members by the Palestinian organization. One of them was also claimed by the Fatah faction’s armed branch, the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades. During the burials in Jaba, an Islamic Jihad shooter declared, “We are in terrible sorrow, but we will hit back twice as hard.