Three Palestinian teenagers shot dead on West Bank

February 15, 2016 /

Three Palestinian teenagers have been shot and killed while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in two separate incidents in the West Bank, the Israeli military and police said.

In the first incident on Sunday, two Palestinians had been throwing rocks at vehicles near the West Bank city of Jenin and had opened fire at Israeli forces with a rifle when they arrived at the scene, the military said. The soldiers fired back and killed them. No soldiers were wounded in the exchange. The Palestinian health ministry identified the Palestinians as Nihad Waked and Fouad Waked, both 15.

Later, at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem, a Palestinian with a knife ran at Israeli border police and was shot dead, Israeli police said. No Israeli officers were wounded. The Palestinian health ministry identified the Palestinian as 17-year-old Naim Safi.

Peace Now, an Israeli watchdog group, said yesterday Israel had begun building 1,800 new settlement homes in the West Bank in 2015.

Source The Guardian