“Three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli bullets in Nablus,” the ministry mentioned, including the identities of these killed within the northern West Financial institution metropolis have been nonetheless unknown.
The Israeli military mentioned three “armed terrorists” had opened hearth on its troopers from a car 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 mentioned in a press release.
The Palestinian president’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, mentioned Tuesday’s killing of the three Palestinians amounted to a “struggle crime”.
“Israeli crimes is not going to convey our folks to their knees, and won’t convey safety and stability to anybody,” he mentioned in a press release.
Israel has occupied the West Financial institution because the Six-Day Struggle 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, based on an AFP tally compiled from official sources on either side.
They embody, on the Palestinian aspect, combatants as nicely civilians and, on the Israeli aspect, three members of the Arab minority.
Excluding Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, the West Financial institution is residence to just about three million Palestinians, in addition to round 490,000 Israelis who dwell in settlements thought of unlawful underneath worldwide legislation.