Israeli troops wound Palestinians breaking through checkpoint


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli soldiers reportedly shot and wounded two Palestinians after they broke through a military checkpoint near Hebron.

Sunday’s incident follows several similar incidents in the West Bank in recent days.

On Jan. 20, an Israeli Arab who breached a military checkpoint near Hebron was seriously wounded by Israeli soldiers.

Two days earlier, a Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli troops near the settlement of Mevo Dotan after he opened fire on Israeli soldiers manning a checkpoint. It was later disclosed that the Palestinian was a member of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group.

Meanwhile, Palestinian sources say that one Palestinian was killed and two wounded Saturday near the border fence between Israel and Gaza. The Palestinians say the men were killed by an Israeli tank shell, but the Israel Defense Forces said there was no Israeli activity near the Gaza border at that time.

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