Israeli forces killed three Palestinians on Thursday morning following a raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.
The Palestinian health ministry named the deceased from today’s raid as Sufyan Adnan Ismail Fakhouri, 26, Nayef Ahmed Yusef Malaysha, 25, and Ahmed Muhammad Dheeb Fashafsha, 22. Three men were killed at close range by Israeli forces, it said.
Speaking to the Palestinian Wafa news agency, a local politician said special Israeli forces “infiltrated the town” and fired at the young men at point blank range.
Separately, 14-year-old Walid Saad Daoud Nassar from Jenin also died on Thursday as a result of critical injuries sustained on Tuesday from Israeli forces who shot him, in a raid that killed six other Palestinians.
The latest killing takes this year’s death toll to at least 78, including 14 children and a woman.
It’s the bloodiest start of a year since 2000, according to the Palestinian health ministry.