UPDATE: Israeli Army Fatally Shoot 3 Palestinians near Hebron

HEBRON, March 14, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces on Monday shot and killed three Palestinians outside Kiryat Arba, an illegal settlement east of Hebron, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondent said Israeli soldiers opened live fire at Qasem Jaber, 31, Ameer Juneidi, 22, and Yousef Tarayrah, 18, and left them to bleed while lying on the ground helplessly, before they succumbed to their wounds.

Soldiers also denied access of medical teams to the scene to provide the three with first aid.

Israeli military claimed the fatal shooting came after the three carried out a stabbing and live fire attack on Israeli soldiers.

At least 197 Palestinians, including 47 children and 10 women, have been killed by Israeli fire since the beginning of unrest in the occupied Palestinian territories in early October 2015, according to the Ministry of Health. Over 15,500 others have been injured.