Israelis kill two in West Bank

Published November 17, 2002

TEL AVIV, Nov 16: Israeli forces killed two Palestinian civilians on Saturday in separate incidents on the West Bank, only hours after one of the worst shooting attacks on Jewish settlers the previous day.

A Palestinian woman was killed inside her house when an Israeli tank opened fire with heavy machineguns in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian medical sources said.

Samar Sharaab, 21, died instantly after being hit in the neck, the sources said.

Residents said no incident was taking place at the time, and that the curfew was fully enforced on Nablus. The town has been reoccupied by the Israeli army since Wednesday after a Palestinian shooting attack that left five Israeli civilians dead.

Earlier on Saturday, a Palestinian teenager belonging to the radical Islamic Jihad group was shot dead when Israeli troops stormed into the West Bank city of Jenin and its neighbouring refugee camp.—AFP

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