4 Palestinians killed in armed clashes with Israeli forces in Jenin, Bethlehem

Hamas called for a "day of rage" on Tuesday in response to the deaths of the two terrorists in Jenin.

 Masked Palestinians hold their guns during the funeral of Palestinian police officer Tayseer Issa, who died overnight during a shootout with Israeli security forces, in the West Bank city of Jenin (photo credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90)
Masked Palestinians hold their guns during the funeral of Palestinian police officer Tayseer Issa, who died overnight during a shootout with Israeli security forces, in the West Bank city of Jenin
(photo credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90)

One Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli forces in Bethlehem on Tuesday morning, the IDF confirmed.

According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, two suspects approached a memorial next to the Migdal Oz kibbutz, and began to run. Soldiers performed the proper suspect arrest protocols, which included shooting towards the two. 

On Monday night, three Palestinians were killed and one was wounded in armed clashes with Israeli security forces in Jenin in the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Two of the Palestinians were identified by Palestinian reports as Abdullah al-Hosari and Shadi Najm. The Hamas-affiliated al-Resalah news published video it said showed al-Hosari shooting at Israeli forces shortly before he was shot.

Israeli Border Police stated that its forces entered Jenin to arrest a terror suspect when they were targeted by heavy shooting from multiple directions. The police officers responded with live fire towards the terrorists.

As the police officers exited Jenin, about 150 Palestinians began rioting and throwing stones, Molotov cocktails and an improvised grenade.

 Islamic Jihad gunmen attend a funeral of one of the Palestinians killed late Saturday night in clashes with the IDF in the West Bank village of Burqin. (credit: REUTERS/RANEEN SAWAFTA) Islamic Jihad gunmen attend a funeral of one of the Palestinians killed late Saturday night in clashes with the IDF in the West Bank village of Burqin. (credit: REUTERS/RANEEN SAWAFTA)

Al-Hosari was a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigades, while Najm was reportedly a part of the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.

Hamas called for a "day of rage" on Tuesday in response to the deaths of the two terrorists and in support of Palestinian prisoners who have claimed mistreatment by the Israel Prison Service in recent weeks.