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    Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian They Claim Shot at Them

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    An Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) patrol was shot at by a group of Palestinians near Ramallah in the West Bank late on Tuesday. One of the attackers was shot dead by Israeli soldiers while two others were arrested, according to an IDF spokesperson.

    “One hit was confirmed and two suspects have been detained at the scene,” the statement details.

    The Israeli military said none of their soldiers were wounded in the shootout.

    Palestinian authorities confirmed the death of Mohammad Saleh, 24, adding that he was in a car during the shootout, Agence France-Presse reported.

    On Monday, two Palestinians were killed in a gunfire exchange with IDF personnel in the West Bank’s Qalandiya refugee camp, between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

    The battle with fighters of Fatah-affiliated Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades lasted for at least one hour, Al Jazeera reported. The incident occurred after hundreds of Israeli soldiers and special forces raided the camp and demolished a house belonging to an alleged terrorist.

    And on Friday, an unidentified gunman fired at a car in the West Bank, killing two Israeli nationals and injuring one, a source in the Israeli military press service said.

    The latest wave of violence in the region started in early October. It has already claimed lives of nearly 90 Palestinians and 13 Israelis.

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