Palestinians: 4 killed in Israeli military raid in West Bank


JERUSALEM — An Israeli military raid killed 4 Palestinians, together with a teenage boy, close to the occupied West Bank metropolis of Jenin on Thursday, Palestinian officers mentioned.

It was the most recent bloodshed in a year-long wave of violence within the area.

The Israeli navy confirmed its troops had been working within the Jenin refugee camp, however offered no additional particulars. The space is called a stronghold of Palestinian militants, and Israel regularly conducts navy raids within the space.

The Palestinian well being ministry recognized three of the useless as Youssef Shreem, 29, Nidal Khazim, 28, and Omar Awadin, 16. The identification of the fourth was not instantly identified.

Amateur video taken by individuals in Jenin appeared to point out a crowd of Palestinians surrounding a automotive that folks suspected carried undercover Israeli troops. Another clip appeared to point out Israeli navy automobiles towing the automotive away.

Thursday’s deaths deliver the variety of Palestinians killed for the reason that begin of the yr to 83 as Israel has stepped up arrest raids within the West Bank in response to a sequence of assaults final spring. Palestinian assaults in opposition to Israelis have killed 14 individuals in 2023.

According to an Associated Press tally, about half of the Palestinians killed this yr had been affiliated with militant teams. Israel says a lot of the useless had been militants. But stone-throwing youths protesting the incursions, some of their early teenagers, and others not concerned in confrontations, together with three males over 60, have additionally been killed.

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The present spherical of violence is without doubt one of the worst between Israelis and Palestinians within the West Bank in years. It started a yr in the past after a sequence of Palestinian assaults in opposition to Israelis that triggered near-nightly Israeli raids within the West Bank.

Nearly 150 Palestinians had been killed within the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 2022, making it the deadliest yr in these areas since 2004, in accordance with the main Israeli rights group B’Tselem. Palestinian assaults in opposition to Israelis throughout that very same time killed 30 individuals.

Israel captured the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem within the 1967 Mideast battle. The Palestinians search these territories for his or her future unbiased state.

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