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Palestinian Authority security forces shot dead two Palestinians on Saturday, including a five-year-old boy, in the West Bank city of Qalqilyah.

According to local resident, security forces opened fire after a 22-year-old man refused to stop at a PA roadblock in the city. The 22-year-old man was killed, as was five-year-old Yazid Obid.

Earlier Saturday, an Israel Air Force strike killed a Hamas militant and wounded five others in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun, Hamas and local residents said.

An Israel Defense Forces spokesman said the strike was aimed at a group of Gaza militants that had launched a Qassam rocket at Israel.

The IDF frequently conducts raids and air strikes in the Gaza Strip to try to stop militants from firing rockets into southern Israel.