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Israeli forces kill 2 Hamas members suspected in deaths of 3 teens
Israeli forces kill 2 Hamas members suspected in deaths of 3 teens

Israeli forces Tuesday killed two Palestinians considered responsible for the abduction and deaths in June of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank that helped trigger weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, officials said. According to the Israeli army, suspects Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha were holed up in a building in the West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli forces, including special police and army units, surrounded the two-story house early Tuesday to arrest the suspects, who opened fire and were killed in an ensuing gun battle. “We understood they intended to fight back and took precautions,” said Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. The three...

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