Israeli forces 'kill three Palestinian teenagers' in West Bank

Israeli forces 'kill three Palestinian teenagers' in West Bank
Israeli forces have killed three Palestinian youths on Sunday, according to local sources.
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14 February, 2016
Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli forces since October [Getty]
Two Palestinian children were shot dead after allegedly shooting at Israeli military vehicles on Sunday morning while another was killed while passing through a check-point in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, local sources have told The New Arab.

The deaths of 15-year-old Nihad Raid and Fouad Marwan Khalid and 17-year-old Naeem Ahmed Safi from the West Bank, were confirmed by the Palestinian Health Ministry.

A local Red Cross source told The New Arab that ambulance vehicles attempted to reach the separate incidents to "provide medical aid to the boys who had been left bleeding to death, but was prevented from doing so and diverted elsewhere by Israeli forces."

Local sources revealed to The New Arab that the occupational forces had erected military barriers and prohibited traffic to pass through the area following the incident - transforming the area into a military zone.

The news comes following the shooting of a 17-year-old Palestinian girl who attempted to stab an Israeli soldier on Saturday.

Kalzar al-Uweiwi was killed in the West Bank city of Hebron in an area known as the Cave of the Patriarchs to Jews and the Ibrahimi Mosque to Muslim.

An Israeli army statement read "an assailant drew a knife and attempted to stab a soldier.. Responding to the attack, forces fired at the perpetrator, resulting in her death."

The death toll since the start of last year's October unrest now stands at 178, 39 of whom are under the age of 18.