Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in occupied West Bank

The army claims to have discovered explosive devices inside the Nour Chams refugee camp and responded with live fire after being targeted by Palestinians.



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The Nour Chams refugee camp, located near Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank, after an Israeli raid on September 24, 2023. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)

Two Palestinians aged 22 and 32 were killed during a raid by the Israeli army on Sunday, September 24, before dawn in the town of Tulkarem in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced. The Israeli army confirmed that it was carrying out operations “fight against terrorism” in the occupied territory.

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Israeli forces dismantled a “operational command center” inside a building in the Nour Chams refugee camp and also discovered a large number of explosive devices, according to an army statement. During the operation, suspects opened fire and threw explosive devices at Israeli soldiers who responded with live fire, according to the IDF. A soldier was “slightly injured by bullet fragments” during the clashes, she added.

Israel has occupied the West Bank since the Six Day War in 1967. Excluding annexed East Jerusalem, the territory is now home to around 490,000 Israelis who live in settlements considered illegal under international law. The Palestinians, who want to create their own independent state, are calling for Israel’s withdrawal from all lands it occupied during the Six-Day War and the dismantling of all Jewish settlements.

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