2 Palestinians Killed in West Bank Gun Battle

    Photo: AP [via NPR]

    The Facts

    • Israeli forces on Sun. reportedly killed two Palestinians barricaded in a house and wounded at least 19 more during a raid in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. No Israeli personnel were killed.

    • The Palestinian health ministry said that Muhamad Azizi, 25, was killed by a bullet to the chest, while Abdul Rahman Jamal Suleiman Sobh, 28, was shot in the head.


    The Spin

    Pro-Israel narrative

    Israeli forces had no other choice than to use lethal force against the two Palestinian terrorists hiding out in Nablus. The two men were involved in previous shootings, and their neutralization was necessary to safeguard Israel's security.

    Pro-Palestine narrative

    Despite a lack of mainstream coverage, Israeli forces attacked the house with explosives and gunfire, evidenced by destruction of the house's upper floor. Violence in the West Bank will continue as long as the occupation continues, and peace cannot be achieved until the occupation is ended.


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