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Two more Palestinian killed by Israeli troops

NABLUS: Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops in the West Bank on Sunday after being accused of stabbing and wounding a Jewish soldier.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said those killed by Israel were Mohammed Sabaaneh, aged 17, and Nur Eddine Sabaaneh, 23, from Qabatia near Jenin in the north of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
The incident, in Huwara in the northern West Bank, was the second of the day. Earlier a Palestinian stabbed and moderately wounded a soldier in Jerusalem before he was arrested.
A wave of violence since the start of October has claimed the lives of 135 people on the Palestinian side, 19 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean.
Many of the Palestinians killed have been attackers while others have been shot dead by Israeli security forces during clashes.
Pope Francis, the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, used his traditional Christmas Day address to urge Israelis and Palestinians to resume “direct dialogue,” saying the conflict had “serious repercussions” on the Middle East.

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