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Israeli forces shoot two Palestinians in West Bank following attack

Yet another violent incident has increased the tension between Israelis and Palestinians, a lot of it over a land dispute in Jerusalem.
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Israeli security forces said they shot and killed two Palestinians and wounded a third after an attack on their forces in the West Bank. The attackers opened fire on Israeli border police near the city of Jenin and the police and an Israeli soldier returned fire, the Associated Press reported today, citing Israeli police.

The Palestinian Authority usually disputes Israel’s accounts of clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians. However, the PA’s official WAFA News Agency only reported that the men who were shot were in a vehicle. “There was no official Palestinian information on the incident, and circumstances surrounding it remain unclear and largely based on the Israeli version of events,” said the outlet.

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