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Israeli forces kill four Palestinians, including two children in West Bank: Officials

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Four Palestinians, including two children, were killed on Wednesday by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian official news agency WAFA said.

“The two children, Adam Samer Al-Ghoul (8 years old) and Basil Suleiman Abu Al-Wafa (15 years old), were shot dead by occupation forces in the city of Jenin,” according to the Palestinian health ministry.

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CCTV footage circulating online and on television news shows a boy being struck by a bullet and falling in the street, sending other children fleeing.

Other images show a teenager also being hit by a bullet and falling, then appearing to call for help as more shots hit the ground around him and other people run for cover.

The teenager can be seen struggling on the ground in apparent agony for at least half a minute.

An official with the Palestinian Red Crescent told AFP that the boy and the teen had been on a side street of central Jenin’s main thoroughfare, an area theoretically off limits to the Israeli military as it is under the sole control of the Palestinian Authority.

Hours later, WAFA said another two Palestinians, Muhammad Jamal Zubaidi and Wissam Ziad Hanoun from Jenin camp, were killed by the Israeli forces, adding that “the occupation forces took their bodies”.

The Israeli army said in a statement Zubeidi and Hanoun were killed “During joint IDF, ISA, and Israel Border Police counterterrorism activity conducted in the Jenin Camp”.

Zubeidi was a senior Islamic Jihad operative, and one of the central terrorists in the Jenin Camp. He was involved in extensive terrorist activity, and carried out shooting attacks and promoted additional terror attacks, it added.

Since the October 7 attack on Israel and its ensuing war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, violence in the West Bank has flared, with nearly 240 Palestinians killed by either soldiers or Israeli settlers, according to the health ministry.

With agencies

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