Two Palestinians killed in West Bank city

Israel Materials 17 April 2008 15:49 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - Two Palestinians were killed early Thursday during an Israeli army raid on the village of Qabatia, south of the West Bank city of Jenin, according to hospital sources.

They said the bodies of two Palestinians, one 19 and the second 24 years old, were brought to a hospital in Jenin following an army siege of a house in Qabatia.

The Israeli army raided the village in pursuit of militants from Saraya al-Quds, the military wing of the radical Islamic Jihad. After besieging a house where the two were staying and after a brief exchange of gunfire, the two Palestinians were killed.

The army left the area following the attack.