Two Palestinians killed in Israel army raid in West Bank

Photo: Two Palestinians killed in Israel army raid in West Bank / Palestine

The Israeli army shot dead early on Sunday two Palestinians in the West Bank, medical and security sources said.

Medics at Rafidia governmental hospital said that Ahmad Fahmaw, aged 30, from Al-Ain refugee camp near Nablus was shot in the chest by an Israeli army force fire. Fahmawi died shortly after he was brought to the hospital, said the medics at the hospital.

Palestinian security sources told Xinhua that large Israeli forces stormed the refugee camp and raided dozens of houses, searching for three missing Israelis who disappeared in June 12 in the West Bank.

In Ramallah, another Palestinian was killed by Israel soldiers' fire during an early morning military and search operation. Witnesses and medical sources said that Mahmoud Ismail, 36 years old, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers during clashes between Israeli troops which stormed the city and Palestinian stone throwers. Ismail's body was found on the rooftop of a building in Ramallah downtown, medics said.

The Israeli army launched a large-scale security and military operations all over the West Bank to find the three religious students who disappeared on June 12 near Hebron City. Israel accuses Islamic Hamas movement of kidnaping the three teenagers. However, Hamas denied such accusations.

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