Two Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank attack

Two Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank attack
From Al Jazeera - March 16, 2018

Two Israeli soldiers have been killed a car attack near the town of Yabed in Jenin in the occupied West Bank in Palestine, according to Israeli media reports.

Friday's incident happened as clashes betweenPalestiniansand Israeli security forces erupted in various places in the occupied West Bank.

Two other people were injured in the attack, one of whom was in critical condition, according toreports.

The Jerusalem Post website said the suspected driver of the car, who had escaped from the scene, was reportedly captured by Israeli security forces and was lightly injured.

The Israeli military said on Twitter the suspect had been taken to a hospital and was being questioned.

The Jerusalem Post report quoted Hazam Kasam, aHamas spokesperson,as saying "this attack makes it clear that the Intifada is continuing for the Palestinian people".

Elsewhere in the occupied territories, demonstrations were held to commemorate 100 days of rage since US PresidentDonald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announcement of the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The rallies saw at least three Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers suffer injuries.

Protests have continued in the occupied Palestinian territories every Friday since Trump'sJerusalem move.


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