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Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinian youths in separate shootings across West Bank

The file photo shows Israeli soldiers.

Israeli soldiers have shot dead three young Palestinians in separate incidents across the occupied West Bank, amid a flare-up of tensions between Palestinians and the usurping regime in the occupied territories.

In a brief statement, Palestine’s ministry of health announced “the martyrdom of Mahmoud Sami Khalil Aram” that occurred on Sunday evening, after Israeli forces opened fire on him near the Jbara military checkpoint, south of Tulkarm, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Israeli media reported earlier that the Palestinian youth, who was from the besieged Gaza Strip, was allegedly trying to cross over the separation wall in Tulkarm.

Separately on Sunday, another Palestinian youth was shot dead by Israeli soldiers at Bab al-Amoud, also known as Damascus Gate, one of the main gates of the occupied Old City of al-Quds, over an alleged stabbing attack.

Israeli media said the killing occurred after an Israeli security officer was stabbed outside the Old City, with the attacker shot and killed.

Israeli security forces claimed that a "suspect armed with a knife stabbed an officer" outside the Damascus Gate, who was then taken to hospital in moderate condition.

In the third shooting, a Palestinian youth who was trying to open the gate of Tuqu settlement in eastern Bethlehem by shooting at the lock, was discovered and shot by the guard of the settlement.

Some Israeli sources say four Palestinians tried to infiltrate the settlement, three of whom fled away after the fourth was shot dead.

The latest development comes as the Israeli regime has escalated its deadly attacks against Palestinians in the run-up to Ramadan and sustained the violence throughout the holy fasting month, stirring up anti-Tel Aviv sentiments throughout the occupied territories.

The Israeli regime has also ramped up its violent attacks on Palestinian worshipers in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds in recent weeks.

Early this month, thousands of people across the globe took to the streets to deplore Israeli violence against Palestinians at al-Aqsa Mosque and elsewhere in the occupied territories.

Since last month, at least 25 Palestinians have been killed in attacks by Israeli forces across the occupied territories.

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