Israeli forces killed three Palestinians in two separate incidents on Tuesday night, Palestinian health ministry and emergency services said.
Omar Abu Laila, 19, was suspected of carrying out a deadly stabbing-and-shooting attack in the occupied West Bank two days earlier.
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Abu Laila, who was on the run, was found in a house in the village of Abwein, north of Ramallah.
Protests in the village then broke out between Palestinian youth and the army. According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, nine men were injured, including two with live ammunition.
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In a separate incident, the Palestinian health ministry said two more Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.
Raed Hamdan, 21, and Zaid Nouri, 20, died after being shot late Tuesday by Israeli troops near the Joseph Tomb’s religious site close to the Palestinian city of Nablus, it said.
#UPDATE Two Palestinians are killed by Israeli forces in clashes near a flashpoint religious site in the occupied West Bank overnight, the Palestinian health ministry says https://t.co/PWuO4bANnT pic.twitter.com/SY8fQeMLrQ
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According to the spokesperson for the Red Crescent, Ahmad Jibril, Israeli forces prevented emergency services from reaching the site and fired on an ambulance.
The bodies of Hamdan and Nouri were detained by Israeli forces overnight before they were handed over to the Palestinian Authority coordination body in the morning.
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