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Brothers among five Palestinians killed on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Five Palestinians, including two brothers, have been killed by Israeli fire during separate incidents in the occupied West Bank on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November.

The two brothers killed on Tuesday were identified as Jawad and Dhafr Rimawi, aged 22 and 21, confirmed the Palestinian WAFA news agency.

The siblings had been killed by Israeli fire during confrontations with troops near the village of Kafr Ein, west of Ramallah.

Al Jazeera reported that hundreds of people turned out for the funeral procession before their bodies were taken for burial.

“They are my children,” their father was heard saying through tears as he embraced his dead sons in a video circulating on social media.

Palestinian Authority civil affairs minister Hussein Al-Sheikh described the killing of the two brothers as an “execution in cold blood.”

Another Palestinian man Mufid Khalil was killed by Israeli soldiers during a military raid near Hebron on Tuesday.

Khalil was shot in the head, and at least eight others were injured, according to Palestinian health ministry.

A fourth Palestinian Raed Ghazi Al-Naasan died after being shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers on Tuesday afternoon during confrontations north of Ramallah.

A fifth Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli police on Tuesday morning, at the northern entrance to Ramallah following a car chase.

The deceased was identified as 45-year-old Ghani Maamoun Faiz Abu Ali, from the West Bank city of Beitunia.

The deaths of the five men brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in 2022 to 207.

Of those killed, 154 were killed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, making it the deadliest year for Palestinians in the occupied territory since 2006. 

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