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Saturday 23 August 2014

Three Palestinians shot in dawn raid

Published 23/03/2014 | 01:21

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Palestinians shout slogans as they carry the body of Hamas militant Hamza Abu Alhija in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin March 22, 2014. Israeli forces shot three Palestinian militants dead on Saturday in a raid on a home in the occupied West Bank to capture Alhija, a wanted Hamas Islamist militant, Israeli military and Palestinian officials said. A military spokesman scaled back an initial death toll from four as the military had reported earlier.   REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Palestinians shout slogans as they carry the body of Hamas militant Hamza Abu Alhija in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin

Israeli troops killed three Palestinians in an early morning raid that was followed by a clash with angry protesters in a West Bank town yesterday, the military and Palestinian security officials said, in the deadliest incident in months.

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The violence came amid a recent rise in clashes in the West Bank that could complicate the already troubled peace efforts as the sides near an April deadline set under US-sponsored talks.

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