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2 Palestinians killed infiltrating West Bank settlement: army

Agencies | Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:37 PM IST

A Palestinian man holds his daughters, Shada and Lama al-Ejla, who were injured in an Israeli tank attack. |
A Palestinian man holds his daughters, Shada and Lama al-Ejla, who were injured in an Israeli tank attack. |
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Jerusalem: Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops today after infiltrating a West Bank settlement and wounding a settler, the military said.

“Two assailants infiltrated the community of Eli, south of Nablus. They attacked a man outside his home,” the army said in a statement.

“Forces arrived… (and) shot the attackers resulting in their death.”

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A settler was wounded trying to stop them before the soldiers arrived, an army spokesman said.

A wave of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories since early October has killed 180 Palestinians as well as 28 Israelis, an American, a Sudanese and an Eritrean, according to an toll.

Most of the Palestinians who died in the violence were killed by Israeli forces while carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities. Others were shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes or demonstrations.

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Published on: Wednesday, March 02, 2016, 12:53 PM IST