Jenin: Three Palestinians were killed on Friday morning and eight others wounded in an operation by Israeli forces in Jenin in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported. The three men were killed when Israeli forces, who have increased their operations in the area in recent months, opened fire on the vehicle in which the men were traveling. An AFP photographer at the scene saw the bodies of the three young men at the morgue, as well as a white vehicle riddled with bullet holes. The Israeli army said in a brief message in Hebrew that it was conducting an operation in Jenin to locate weapons from two different locations. Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a prominent TV reporter with Al Jazeera, was shot dead last month in Jenin while she was covering an Israeli army operation. The Palestinian Authority, Al Jazeera and Qatar, where the channel is based, accused the Israeli army of killing the journalist. A Palestinian probe said the reporter — who was wearing a bullet-proof vest with “press” written on it and a reporting helmet when she was shot — was shot dead in what it described as a war crime.