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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in West Bank raid: ministry

Damage at Nur Shams refugee camp following the Israeli raid
— Tulkarem (Palestinian Territories) (AFP)

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians in a raid in the West Bank Sunday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as the army launched new drone strikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Violence has surged in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since early last year, particularly in the West Bank where eight Palestinians have now been killed in Israeli incursions since Tuesday.

"Two Palestinians were killed by live Israeli bullets to the head" during the pre-dawn raid, the ministry said.

The army said one of its soldiers was "moderately injured by gunshot fragments" during clashes in Nur Shams refugee camp near the town of Tulkarem.

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