Palestinian medical sources reported that Israeli troops shot and killed on Monday at dawn two Palestinian youths in Qalandia refugee camp, south of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and seriously wounded a third.
The sources identified the two slain youths as Motasem Adwan, 22, and Mohammad Khalifa; Khalifa is an officer with the Palestinian security forces in Ramallah.
A third resident, identified as Mamoun Awwad, was critically wounded after being shot by a live round in his back.
Local sources reported that a large military force invaded the camp on Monday at dawn, stormed into and violently searched several homes causing excessive damage, and leading to clashes with the residents who hurled stones and empty bottles at them.
The sources added that the soldiers also kidnapped three residents and took them to unknown destinations. Two of them were identified as Anas Manasra and Ayman Al Khateeb.
It is worth mentioning that there are 11.000 Palestinian refugees living in the camp that was established in 1949, one year after Israel was created in historic Palestine.