Middle East

Two Palestinians killed as Israeli search drags on

An Israeli soldier detains a Palestinian during an operation to locate three Israeli teens near the West Bank City of Hebron June 21, 2014. (REUTERS/ Mussa Qawasma)

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel's military says troops have shot dead one Palestinian, and a Palestinian medical official says another was killed, as the army searches for three missing teens and looks to dismantle Hamas.

The army says a Palestinian man in the Nablus area approached soldiers in a threatening manner early Sunday, and that they fired warning shots before shooting him. The army says it appears the Palestinian was mentally unstable.

Palestinian hospital official Ahmed Bitawi says a Palestinian man was killed by live fire in the city of Ramallah. Earlier, Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers and then with Palestinian police. It was unclear whether Israeli or Palestinian forces killed him.

In the Gaza Strip, Israel targeted four militant sites following rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.





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