Israel kills two Palestinians in raid on Jenin: Palestinian ministry
Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during a raid in the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian health ministry said on Thursday.
The ministry announced the "martyrdom of Jawad Farid Bawaqna, 57, killed by a bullet in the chest, and Adham Mohammed Bassem Jabareen 28, after he was shot in the upper abdomen by the Israeli occupation army during its aggression on Jenin".
The Israeli army had no immediate comment.
Palestinian social media indicated that Jabareen was a resistance fighter.
The Jenin incident raises the toll of Palestinians killed this month in the occupied West Bank to 17.
The majority have been killed by Israeli forces, which have illegally occupied the West Bank since the 1967 war.
A surge in violence by Israel in 2022 made it the deadliest year in the occupied West Bank since United Nations records began in 2005.
At least 26 Israelis and 200 Palestinians were killed across Israel and the Palestinian territories last year, according to AFP figures.
The majority of the fatalities were in the West Bank, while 49 Palestinians were killed in a three-day conflict unleashed by Israel on the besieged Gaza Strip.