Palestinian security sources confirmed that Israeli forces raided an area to the north of the refugee camp of Jalazone and shot more than 30 bullets at three Palestinians who were inside their vehicle, the Palestinian Wafa news agency reported on Monday.
The two slain Palestinians were identified as Basel Basbous, 19, and Khaled Anbar, 22, both residents of Jalazone.
Rafat Habash, 19, from the town of Beir Zeit, was also injured during the raid. All three victims were construction workers.
According to the report, Israeli soldiers took away the bodies of the slain Palestinians and detained the injured one.
With the killing of Basbous and Anbar, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of this year reached 160.
On Saturday, following the fatal shooting of Palestinian teenager Fayez Khaled Damdum in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian foreign ministry urged international protection for Palestinians, slamming the regime’s policy of willful killing of Palestinian people.
Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces opened fire on the 18-year-old, while he was driving a motorbike in the town of al-Eizariya in the south-central part of the occupied West Bank.
The ministry held the occupying regime fully and directly responsible for “this heinous crime and other crimes,” saying that it would work with all international organizations, including the United Nations, so it can hold Israel accountable for all of its crimes.
The ministry also urged the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to enable international protection for “our defenseless people” in the face of Tel Aviv’s atrocities.