Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian men at a military post near the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, the army and Palestinian media reported.

The incident occurred when several militants arrived in a vehicle and fired at soldiers stationed at the Salem military post at the entrance to Jenin, the army said in a statement.

“The soldiers, who were pre-positioned due to several similar past incidents, eliminated two terrorists,” the army said.

Palestinian official news agency Wafa said Israeli forces killed Mustafa Sultan Ahmed, 22, and Ahmed Muhammad Shawahna, 21, at the military post, adding that two others were wounded and hospitalized.

Wafa said Israeli forces withheld their bodies after denying medics access to them.

Israeli forces regularly carry out raids in and around Jenin and its adjacent refugee camp, a hub of militant groups.

With AFP