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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank refugee camp

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RAMALLAH: Israeli soldiers have killed a Palestinian man and critically wounded two others in a raid on a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, Palestine’s Health Ministry said.

Israeli forces “opened fire on Jenin camp,” according to a statement from the ministry early on Tuesday.

Palestinian security sources identified the man killed in Jenin Camp as Abdullah Hosari. 

He was a former prisoner, Palestinian news agency Wafa said.

A second man was “critically wounded with live bullets to the head” and had been taken to hospital for treatment, Wafa said.

Last week, Israeli troops killed a 14-year-old Palestinian boy whom it accused of throwing Molotov cocktails near the city of Bethlehem.

Some 475,000 Jewish settlers live in the occupied West Bank, alongside 2.9 million Palestinians, in settlements widely regarded as illegal under international law. 

According to witnesses, two other men were critically wounded in the raid, one of whom was shot in the head, the Palestinian health ministry said. It was not clear whether the men were involved in the fighting.

Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem – territories where Palestinians seek statehood – in a 1967 Middle East war. International criticism of its treatment of Palestinians has been growing since the collapse of the last round of negotiations in 2014.

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