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PA presidency condemns killing of two intelligence officers

A spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the Israeli attack on the town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank in which two Palestinian military intelligence officers and a Palestinian ex-prisoner were killed.

“The [Israeli] occupation practices and continuous violations of the Palestinian people rights as well as violations of international law will create tension and a dangerous escalation,” said Nabil Abu-Rudeineh. He called on the US and the international community to put pressure on Israel to stop its aggression “so that matters do not reach an uncontrollable stage.”

The incident happened on Thursday. Undercover Israel forces entered Jenin overnight in a civilian car and shot dead at least three Palestinians, including the two PA officers.

The Islamic Resistance Movement praised the Palestinian officers for standing up to the Israeli forces. Their “brave and heroic” act, said Hamas, was the real and required role expected from the security services in the West Bank, which is to “protect and defend our people”.

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