Palestinians killed by Israeli forces

Two killed in Yatta, south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

    Israeli forces have killed three Palestinians in Yatta, south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

    Local sources told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that their bodies were being withheld by the Israelis and ambulances were not allowed to approach the scene.

    In a statement, the Shin Bet internal security service said: "In an operation by the special forces... in the Hebron/Yatta area, two members of a Salafist jihadist network that was active in the area and planned an attack were killed."

    Reports said there had been an exchange of gunfire between the Palestinians and the Israeli unit. A number of explosive devices and two guns were found in their vehicle, an Israeli official told the Reuters news agency.

    The Israeli ministry said a third was killed by gunfire after the initial clash.

    Palestinian security officials confirmed that three men had been killed but were unsure of their affiliation.

    At least 30 Palestinians have been killed in 2013 by Israeli forces - 12 since peace talks were resumed in late July.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Is Mexico the most dangerous country on earth?

    Is Mexico the most dangerous country on earth?

    Or does it just suffer from the misfortune of being a neighbour of the US?

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.