Five Palestinians killed by Israeli forces

Five Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Palestinian regions, two of whom were teenage relatives, while one Israeli settler dies after being run over by vehicle

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Palestinian protesters help an injured friend during clashes with Israeli forces outside Beit El settlement, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Five Palestinians were killed, two of whom were teenage relatives, by gunfire amid escalating violence in Israel on Tuesday. Also, in a separate incident on Tuesday, an Israeli settler died hours after sustaining wounds that resulted from being run over by a vehicle.  

These deaths have bring the death toll from clashes since the beginning of October to 50 Palestinians and nine Israelis.

The two aforementioned Palestinian relatives were shot dead on Tuesday night by Israeli forces in the city of Hebron in the West Bank after they allegedly attempted to stab a group of soldiers. Palestinian media has said the teenagers were 15-year old Bashar Nidal al-Jaabari and 17-year old Hussam Ismael al-Jaabari.

Due to restrictions placed on Palestinians at checkpoints, it was reportedly very hard for the Palestinian Red Crescent to reach the scene of the incident that took place near the Ibrahimi Mosque in order to have access to the bodies.

Earlier on the same day, 24-year-old Palestinian Adi Hashem Masalmeh was shot and killed near the city of Hebron in the West Bank after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier.

Also on Tuesday, 27-year-old Ahmed al-Serhi was also killed by Israeli forces near the border with the Gaza Strip, doctors in Gaza have said.

Hamzeh Al-Amleh was shot and killed by Israeli forces after he allegedly crashed his car into two pedestrians in the Gush Etzion settlement, which is south of Bethlehem.

Also on Tuesday, an Israeli man died hours after sustaining wounds resulting from being run over by a Palestinian man near Hebron.

Witnesses said the Israeli man was seen attacking cars within the region before he was hit by a car. The man was seen hitting many cars with a large stick. The Palestinian driver who ran over the Israeli reportedly gave himself in at a Palestinian police station, saying that he accidentally hit the man.

During that day, violence also took place between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces during a rally in Beit El near Ramallah, where Israeli soldiers used tear gas to disperse crowds.

This unrest and violence between the Israelis and Palestinians has been caused by Israeli raids of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound last month.

Violence and protests against the Israeli occupation have greatly increased across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.   


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