The victims or deceased in this incident are Adam Samer al-Ghoul (8 years old) and Basil Suleiman Abu al-Wafa (15 years old). : “Israeli military officials kill two Palestinian boys during raid in West Bank town”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Tragedy struck in the West Bank town of Jenin on Wednesday as two Palestinian boys, an 8-year-old and a 15-year-old, were killed during a military raid conducted by Israeli officials. The exact circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear, but video footage captured by security cameras shows a group of children on a street. As the children scatter, one boy is seen standing before falling to the ground, while another appears to vanish near a car. The boys were later identified as Adam Samer al-Ghoul, 8, and Basil Suleiman Abu al-Wafa, 15, according to Palestinian health officials.

The authenticity of the video footage has not been independently verified. In response, the Israeli army released a statement claiming that their troops opened fire at suspects in the area who were allegedly hurling explosives at them. The army stated that “hits were identified,” without specifying whether the young boys were suspected of throwing explosives. It is important to note that the video does not show the children engaged in any provocative behavior.

In a separate incident, the Israeli military announced that they had killed two wanted militants during the operation. The militants were identified as Mohammed Zubeidi, a senior operative of the Islamic Jihad group, and Hussam Hanun, another member of Islamic Jihad. Zubeidi had been wanted in connection with two shootings in the West Bank that occurred last May, including an attack that resulted in the death of an Israeli settler.

The West Bank has seen a surge in violence since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict, making this year the deadliest for Palestinians in the region since the United Nations began recording in 2005. According to the United Nations, Israeli fire has claimed the lives of over 230 Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem between October 7 and November 28, with 63 of those fatalities being children. Additionally, Israeli forces have arrested over 2,000 Palestinians in the West Bank since the conflict began, with approximately 1,100 of them being affiliated with Hamas, according to Israeli authorities.

The tragic deaths of Adam Samer al-Ghoul and Basil Suleiman Abu al-Wafa are just two examples of the devastating toll that the ongoing conflict has taken on innocent civilians, particularly children. The situation in the West Bank remains highly volatile, with the need for a peaceful resolution becoming increasingly urgent. The international community continues to call for an end to the violence and a return to dialogue to prevent further loss of life and suffering.

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