Israeli security forces fatally shot two teenage Palestinian protesters during clashes in the West Bank on Tuesday, Palestine’s health ministry and the Islamic Jihad militant group have said.
The violence in the streets erupted after Israeli special forces encircled the house of Ibrahim al-Nabulsi in Nablus. The senior Palestinian militant commander suspected of being behind several attacks in Israel refused to surrender and was killed along with another gunman.
According to media reports, mere hours after the shootout, thousands of Palestinians gathered to pay their last respects to al-Nabulsi, with calls for revenge made during the funeral procession.
Violent clashes ensued soon thereafter, with the Israeli military confirming that its troops opened fire on groups of Palestinians who were throwing rocks and launching fireworks at the soldiers.