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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Israeli forces inspect the scene where a Palestinian was shot dead after he allegedly tried to stab Israelis with a screwdriver, south of the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron), December 24, 2015. (AFP Photo)

Israeli forces have killed two Palestinians and injured over two dozen others in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Tel Aviv regime forces shot and killed a Palestinian woman in the town of Silwad, northeast of Ramallah, the West Bank, on Friday.

The forces claimed that Mahdiyeh Mohamed Hamaad, aged 40 and mother of four, had attempted to run over Israeli soldiers.

In a separate incident, a second Palestinian died after he succumbed to wounds he had sustained when he was shot by Israeli forces during clashes east of Gaza City.

Hani Whadab, 22, was killed by Israeli forces in clashes near the Nahal Oz crossing between the occupied territories and the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces also fired tear gas at Palestinian protesters in the clashes.

In Khan Yunis, southern Gaza, seven Palestinians were injured in similar clashes.

Nearly 140 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis in the recent past.

Israeli settlers have intensified violence against Palestinians and their properties. The settlers frequently storm the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. Palestinians say the Tel Aviv regime seeks to restrict Palestinians from entering the site and change the status quo of the compound.

This AFP photo taken on October 29, 2015 shows Israeli soldiers gathered around the body of a Palestinian man shot dead by security forces in the center of the occupied city of al-Khalil (Hebron) after he allegedly tried to stab a soldier at an illegal Israeli settlement.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), 85 percent of the Palestinians who were killed by Israeli troops since the beginning of violence were “extra-judicially executed.”

The PPS said Israeli forces have resorted to “direct shooting and killing” instead of detaining Palestinians who are suspected of carrying out attacks on Israeli targets. It said most of the fatalities did not even pose a threat.

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