The Israeli Defense Forces killed three more Palestinians on Sunday, increasing the overall death toll to 5 after a recent surge of violence in the West Bank.
The IDF reportedly killed a Palestinian teenager at an Israeli checkpoint between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
The male was identified by the Israeli authorities as Na’im Safi.
Safi, a 17 year old from Bethlehem, attempted to stab one of the Israeli police officers at the checkpoint; this prompted the IDF to open fire and kill the teenager.
Later in the day, the IDF shot a Palestinian girl near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the West Bank city of Al-Khalil.
According to the IDF Spokesperson, the Palestinian girl was identified as Yasmine Al-Zaru.
Al-Zaur, age 14, was taken to a nearby hospital after the shooting, where sources alleged that the teenager had no weapon and did not charge the police officer; this was corroborated by her mother and sister.
Two more Palestinians were killed on Sunday, when Israeli police opened fire on a pair of 20 year olds outside the Old City of Jerusalem.
The IDF reported that the two Palestinians killed were attempting to stab soldiers at a checkpoint.
The Palestinian health ministry named the dead as Nihad Waked and Fuad Waked.