According to the Palestinian health ministry, three Palestinians were fatally shot by Israeli border police in the occupied West Bank on Thursday.
The incident was reportedly initiated by suspected militants who fired at the undercover officers first.
The use of lethal force has been a contentious issue in the long-standing conflict between Israel and Palestine.
The incident is likely to escalate tensions in the region and prompt further calls for peace negotiations between the two sides.
The international community has repeatedly called for an end to the violence in the region and for both sides to engage in dialogue to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
It remains to be seen what impact this latest incident will have on these efforts.»Three Palestinians are fatally shot by Israeli border police«