According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the brothers were shot and killed close to Ramallah, and a third man died in Beit Ummar from a head wound.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, including two brothers.
The ministry reported that Mufeed Mohammad Ikhlil, 44, died of a head wound from a bullet in Beit Ummar, close to Hebron, while Jawad and Thafer Abdul Rahman Rimawi, 22 and 21, were killed in Kafr Ein, close to Ramallah.
According to the ministry, Thafer, a fourth-year technology student at the same university, was shot in the chest, and Jawad, a recent business administration graduate from Birzeit University, was shot in the pelvis.
Hussein Al Sheikh, the minister of civil affairs for the Palestinian Authority, called the killing of the two brothers an “execution in cold blood.”
Following the deaths, a general strike was called in Ramallah.
According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, nine additional people were shot in Beit Ummar by live ammunition, with one person being struck in the chest and the others being struck in the upper and lower limbs.
Ikhlil’s death was not confirmed, but the Israeli military claimed that two military vehicles that had stalled just outside Beit Ummar overnight had exposed its troops to attack.
Israel’s “escalation” would be “confronted by escalating resistance” from Palestinians, according to Hamas, which rules the besieged Gaza Strip.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Israeli forces have killed more than 150 Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since the year’s beginning.
Six Fishermen Arrested
Six Palestinian fishermen who were working at sea close to a port area south of the besieged Gaza Strip were detained by Israeli navy forces on Monday without informing their families of their whereabouts.
Israeli gunboats reportedly fired shots into the air before surrounding two fishing boats, arresting the fishermen, and taking their boats and gear. Palestinian eyewitnesses described this to reporters.
Off the coast of Rafah, which is south of the Gaza Strip, they claimed the fishermen were fishing in a designated area while they were sailing.
The detained fishermen Rami Izzat Bakr, Ahmed Salah Mekdad, Tayseer, Mahmoud Yahya, and Mohammed and Jawad Youssef Abu Ghanem were transported to an undisclosed location.
The fishermen are residents of the Shati refugee camp, according to Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Association, who spoke to reporters.
According to Ayyash, the arrest is a result of ongoing Israeli attacks on Palestinian fishermen in Gaza, which have resulted in 20 assaults and 55 arrests since January.
He continued, saying that the Israeli navy forces are attempting to “empty the sea of Palestinian fishermen and destroy the second livelihood of the Gaza Strip residents, at least 4,500 of whom work in fishing to support entire families. “.
In the coastal enclave, which is home to about 2 million Palestinians, fishing is among the largest industries.