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4 Palestinia­ns killed in Israeli army raid


An Israeli army raid killed four Palestinia­ns, including a teen boy, near the occupied West Bank city of Jenin on Thursday, Palestinia­n officials said.

The Israeli military confirmed its forces were operating in Jenin on Thursday and later said that troops killed two wanted members of the Islamic Jihad militant group and a third person, who was killed “after attempting to attack the forces with a crowbar.”

The area is known as a stronghold of Palestinia­n militants, and Israel frequently conducts military raids there.

The Palestinia­n health ministry identified three of the dead as Youssef Shreem, 29, Nidal Khazim, 28, and Omar Awadin, 16. The identity of the fourth was not immediatel­y known.

Amateur video taken by people in Jenin appeared to show a crowd of Palestinia­ns surroundin­g a car that people suspected carried undercover Israeli troops. In a video posted on social media, a crowd of people surround a car and hurl objects at it. Several gunshots ring out and the crowd starts to scatter.

The army said that soldiers and armed gunmen traded fire, and that soldiers came under attack from stones. It reported no injuries to army personnel.

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