Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in separate incidents

Israeli forces have killed three Palestinians in the occupied West Bank village of Burqin, in Jerusalem’s Old City, and in Gaza.

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Israeli forces have gunned down and killed three Palestinians in separate events in the occupied West Bank village of Burqin, in the Old City of Jerusalem, and in the Gaza Strip.

On Thursday, the first of those killed previously was identified as 22-year-old Alaa Nasser Mohammed Zayyoud from the village of al-Silah al-Harithiya, northwest Jenin, in the occupied West Bank.

Zayyoud was shot overnight in the nearby village of Burqin during an armed confrontation with the Israeli army after it raided the town with dozens of military vehicles and Special Forces at dawn to carry out arrests, according to local media reports.

Zayyoud was shot with four bullets: two in his chest, one in his neck and one in his right thigh, according to a statement by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Witnesses told local media that an Israeli sniper shot him at close range, before “they ran towards him and continued liquidating him from point-blank range”.

Witnesses expressed that jeeps and the army surrounded him and blocked the ambulance from reaching him. Witnesses further said that they allowed the ambulance to come after they made sure he was dead.

According to local media, two Palestinian men were reportedly injured in Burqin and were taken to hospital for treatment, while two others were arrested.

The second Palestinian killed by Israeli forces was identified as 30-year-old Israa Khuzaima from the village of Qabatiya south of Jenin.

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