Two Palestinians, one Israeli soldier killed in occupied West Bank
"An IDF (Israeli army) officer was killed overnight during operational activity adjacent to the Gilboa Crossing during an exchange of fire with Palestinian terrorists," an Israeli army statement said.
The Palestinian health ministry confirmed "the martyrdom of the two young men" near the checkpoint known to Palestinians as Jalameh, north of Jenin.
Since Shireen Abu Akleh's killing, Israel has killed on average one Palestinian every 36 hours, according to @EuroMedHR.— Muhammad Shehada (@muhammadshehad2) September 7, 2022
Israel killed about 79 Palestinians in #Gaza & the West Bank between May 11 & Sep 6.
Palestinian official news agency Wafa identified the dead Palestinians as Ahmed Ayman Ibrahim Abed, 23, and Abdul Rahman Hani Subhi Abed, 22.
Security in Israel has been tightened as football club Maccabi Haifa host French giants Paris Saint-Germain in a Champions League tie later on Wednesday at their base just 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Jenin, where the Israeli army has killed and injured scores of Palestinians in recent months.
Israeli forces have been conducting near-nightly raids across the West Bank for the past few months, for which Jenin and its surroundings have often been the focus.
Israel occupied the West Bank following the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and later annexed it, in violation of international law.
Israeli forces have killed more than 140 Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the year.