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March 3, 2021

Palestinians shot dead by Israeli fire in West Bank

Two Palestinian teenagers have been shot and killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Tulkarm after clashes between soldiers and youths, BBC informs.One teenager was confirmed dead on Wednesday while the body of a second youth was found on Thursday.The Israeli military said its troops opened fire on Palestinians who threw firebombs at a guard post. Tensions have risen in the West Bank following the death from cancer of a Palestinian jailed in Israel. The clashes late on Wednesday in Tulkarm, in the northern West Bank, came after a day of protests and a general strike across the territory. Palestinian medical and security official said the first youth confirmed killed was Amer Nassar, believed to be aged 16. They named the second victim as his cousin, Naji Balbisi, 17. The Israel Defense Forces said several Palestinians had attacked a guard post near the settlement of Einav on Wednesday and troops opened fire in response. It said the incident was under investigation.

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