Israel troops kill 2 Palestinian youths - Whisper Eye

Israel troops kill 2 Palestinian youths

Two Palestinian youths have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry  told whisper eye media team..

Amir Abu Musaid, 16, was shot near Gaza’s border fence, reportedly during a protest at the recent US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The Israeli military said it fired at rioters who “put our forces in danger”.

Another 16-year-old, Omar Qadous, was shot between the villages of Iraq Burin and Til, in the northern West Bank.

The Israeli military said troops had come under attack from a “massive barrage of rocks” and that they had fired at the main instigator.

But Palestinian Authority official Ghassan Daghlas told whisper eye media team that Israeli soldiers manning a checkpoint there opened fire “without any reason”.

Shots were fired by a sniper during a protest against restrictions put in place in the area as Israel troops searched for the gunmen who killed an Israel settler on Tuesday night.

Raziel Shevach, a 35-year-old rabbi and father-of-six, was shot several times as he drove along a highway near the settlement outpost of Havat Gilad.

No group has said it was behind the attack, but the Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad praised the attackers.

At least 16 Palestinians and one Israeli have now been killed since 6 December, when President Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and starting preparations to move the US embassy.

Fourteen of the Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops, while two have died as a result of Israeli air strikes in response to rocket fire from Gaza.

The status of Jerusalem goes to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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