Six Palestinians shot dead in West Bank: Palestinian Health

AFP , Ahram Online , Wednesday 22 Nov 2023

Six Palestinians were shot dead in an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said.

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Israeli military vehicles are seen in the town of Tulkarem, West Bank, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023. AP


More than 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers across the West Bank since October 7, according to the ministry.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said the Israeli army stormed the refugee camp in the northern city of Tulkarem and briefly detained a 16-year-old with shrapnel wounds to his face.

A 26-year-old young woman "beaten by the Israeli army" had been transferred to a hospital, the Red Crescent added.

Local sources reported that an occupation drone bombed with two missiles a house in the Al-Balawneh neighbourhood in the Tulkarm camp, wounding at least three young men, while it later bombed gatherings of citizens, according to WAFA news agency.

Meanwhile, the occupation forces imposed a siege on the Thabet Thabet Governmental Hospital in the city of Tulkarm, which obstructed ambulances from transferring the injured to receive treatment.

Eyewitnesses also reported that the occupation army chased the ambulances, obstructed their work, and prevented them from moving freely.

The Israeli army was still in the camp at mid-morning Wednesday, an AFP photographer reported.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said that it treated a total of 26 injured, including four with bullet wounds, in the West Bank towns of Tulkarem, Bethlehem, Tubas and Qalqilya.


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