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Israeli army kills two Palestinians in West Bank

08-01-2011 15:53 BJT

RAMALLAH, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians and wounded three others during a military operation in the West Bank Monday, various sources said.

The Israeli army raided Qalandiya refugee camp between the cities of Ramallah and Jerusalem in a routine operation to arrest wanted Palestinians, Israeli media reported.

During the operation, clashes erupted between families and the Israeli force, where soldiers responded with live fire to people throwing rocks and empty glasses.

The shooting killed two and wounded three Palestinians. An Israeli army spokesperson said that five soldiers were lightly wounded.

One of the dead is an officer in the Palestinian National Authority, which controls the West Bank, security sources said.

The Israeli army raids Palestinian controlled areas in the West Bank on daily basis, cracking down on what Israel calls wanted activists. Deadly clashes during these raids are unusual.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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