RAMALLAH, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians and wounded about 20 others during clashes in the West Bank city of Ramallah, medical sources and witnesses said Monday.
The clashes broke out when the Israeli troops stormed Qalandya refugee camp in northern Ramallah early Monday as part of the military's regular raids in the West Bank, witnesses said.
Ahmed Al-Bitawy, director of Palestinian Medical Center in Ramallah, told Xinhua that Robin Fares, 30, was killed with a gunshot in the chest and another teenager called Jihad Asslan died of his injury in the head.
He added that four of the wounded were in critical condition.
Witnesses said that residents of the camp hurled rocks and empty glass bottles at the Israeli forces. A witness named Jamal Lafi told Xinhua that the Israeli troops responded with live ammunition.
Last week, a Palestinian youth was killed in similar clashes in Jenin city in northern West Bank. Monday's clash is the second of its kind since Israel and the Palestinians resumed their long- stalled peace talks last month.