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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians, injure one during raid in Ramallah

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)
The slain Palestinians, Basel Basbous and Khaled Anbar, from Jalazone refugee camp. (Photo by Wafa news agency)

Israeli forces have shot dead two Palestinians and injured another during a military raid on the northern areas of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to the Palestinian Wafa news agency.

The three were inside a vehicle when they were shot at more than 30 times by the Israeli forces who raided an area to the north of the refugee camp of Jalazone, the agency reported Monday citing Palestinian security sources.

Two of them were killed who were identified as Basel Basbous, 19, and Khaled Anbar, 22, both residents of Jalazone.

The third, Rafat Habash, 19, from the town of Beir Zeit, was injured. All three victims were construction workers.

According to the report, Israeli soldiers took away the bodies of the slain Palestinians and detained the injured one.

With the killing of Basbous and Anbar, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of this year reached 160.

On Saturday, following the fatal shooting of Palestinian teenager Fayez Khaled Damdum in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian foreign ministry urged international protection for Palestinians, slamming the regime’s policy of willful killing of Palestinian people.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces opened fire on the 18-year-old, while he was driving a motorbike in the town of al-Eizariya in the south-central part of the occupied West Bank.

The ministry held the occupying regime fully and directly responsible for “this heinous crime and other crimes,” saying that it would work with all international organizations, including the United Nations, so it can hold Israel accountable for all of its crimes.

The ministry also urged the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to enable international protection for “our defenseless people” in the face of Tel Aviv’s atrocities.

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