Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinian gunmen in West Financial institution

Israeli troops on Saturday killed two Palestinian gunmen within the occupied West Financial institution in what witnesses described as a operating skirmish touched off by a military raid close to a flashpoint city.

Reuters

Jenin,UPDATED: Jan 14, 2023 14:59 IST

Individuals examine a broken automobile the place two Palestinian militants have been killed throughout an Israeli operation, close to Jenin, within the Israeli-occupied West Financial institution, January 14, 2023. (Picture: Reuters)

By Reuters: Israeli troops killed two Palestinian gunmen within the occupied West Financial institution on Saturday in what witnesses described as a operating skirmish touched off by a military raid close to a flashpoint city.

Jenin and outlying areas have seen intensified army sweeps following a spate of road assaults in Israeli cities final 12 months. The violence has additional clouded prospects of a resumption in U.S.-sponsored peace talks that stalled in 2014.

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Witnesses mentioned Israeli troops clashed with gunmen earlier than daybreak, wounding one. Two different gunmen drove away with him, and after unloading him with native residents, continued within the automobile, pursued by the troops till they have been shot, mentioned the witnesses.

A military spokesperson mentioned troops opened hearth on the automobile after being shot at, and that there have been no Israeli casualties. There have been bloodstains contained in the car, which crashed right into a wall throughout the incident.

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The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad claimed the 2 lifeless males as its members. One in all them was additionally claimed by Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, an armed offshoot of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction.