Two young Palestinian men were killed in clashes with the Israeli army in the West Bank, the Ramallah-based Health Ministry said on Thursday.
“A young man was shot dead, and three others were wounded in the city of Al-Bireh, while the army killed the second one in the city of Qalqilya in the northern West Bank,” the ministry said in a press statement.
Witnesses said Israeli forces raided several neighborhoods in Qalqilya and Al-Bireh, firing live ammunition. They said “special” Israeli units also entered some areas of Al-Bireh and a neighborhood in Ramallah, sparking confrontations with Palestinian youths.
More than 60 Palestinians were arrested during a campaign throughout the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, a non-governmental organization.
Since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas conflict on Oct. 7, the death toll of Palestinians who were killed in the West Bank by Israeli bullets has risen to 132.