“Three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli bullets in Nablus,” the ministry stated, including the identities of these killed within the northern West Financial institution metropolis have been nonetheless unknown.
The Israeli military stated three “armed terrorists” had opened fireplace on its troopers from a automobile in a Nablus neighbourhood and the troops fired again “to neutralise” them.
The troopers recovered three M-16 rifles, a gun, cartridges and different army gear, the military stated in an announcement.
The Palestinian president’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, stated Tuesday’s killing of the three Palestinians amounted to a “battle crime”.
“Israeli crimes won’t convey our folks to their knees, and won’t convey safety and stability to anybody,” he stated in an announcement.
Israel has occupied the West Financial institution because the Six-Day Warfare of 1967.
Since early final 12 months, the territory has seen a string of assaults by Palestinians on Israeli targets, in addition to violence by Israeli settlers towards Palestinian communities.
Violence linked to the Israeli-Palestinian battle this 12 months has killed at the least 201 Palestinians, 27 Israelis, one Ukrainian and one Italian, in accordance with an AFP tally compiled from official sources on each side.
They embody, on the Palestinian facet, combatants as nicely civilians and, on the Israeli facet, three members of the Arab minority.
Excluding Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, the West Financial institution is house to almost three million Palestinians, in addition to round 490,000 Israelis who reside in settlements thought of unlawful underneath worldwide regulation.