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Two Palestinians were shot dead before dawn Wednesday during clashes with the Israeli army in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

Official Palestinian news agency Wafa identified the dead as Saad Salah, 21, from the city of Jenin, and Aws Salame, 17, from the camp.

One of the two had been evacuated in serious condition and later succumbed to his wounds, medical sources said. 
A third Palestinian who was shot in the leg was in moderate condition, they added.

The Israeli army said soldiers shot toward “attackers” after “Palestinian gunmen opened fire at the forces and assailants hurled explosive devices at the forces” operating in the camp.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said none of their forces were wounded in the raid on the camp.

Camp residents made no mention of any Palestinian gunfire in their accounts of the raid in which they said rocks were thrown at the troops.

A wave of unrest that broke out in October 2015 has claimed the lives of 277 Palestinians, 42 Israelis, two Americans, two Jordanians, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton, according to an Agence France Presse toll.

Israeli authorities say most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks.

Others were shot dead in protests and clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
The violence has greatly subsided in recent months.

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