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Two Palestinians said shot by troops near Jerusalem

Two young men were wounded by live fire from Israeli troops in the Palestinian village of Bir Nabala northwest of Jerusalem, the official Palestinian Authority WAFA news agency reports.

Eyewitnesses told WAFA that Israeli forces fired live bullets at two young men while they were working in a car painting shop in Bir Nabala. An Israeli ambulance took the two shooting victims, WAFA says.

Israeli forces set up two flying checkpoints on the outskirts of Bir Nabala following the incident, with clashes breaking out between soldiers and Palestinians on the scene, WAFA reported.

The Israel Defense Forces does not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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