Israeli raids kills 7 in West Bank

AP , Friday 3 Nov 2023

In large-scale raids in the occupied West Bank overnight, Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians and arrested scores more, Israeli military officials and Palestinian health officials said.

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Family members mourn 17-year-old Palestinian militant Yamen Jarrar, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, Friday, Nov. 3, 2023. AP


Israeli forces killed three in Jenin, two in Hebron, one in Nablus and one in Qalandiya, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

The Israeli occupation military said the attack in Jenin included an airstrike — a once rare but now increasingly common form of attack in the territory.

It claimed Israeli forces killed Palestinians after they threw explosives at the soldiers. Forces also claim to have found explosives buried under the roads of the Jenin refugee camp, as well as an underground space with ammunition. 

The Jenin refugee camp serves as a place of last solace for Palestinians who are continuously being displaced by the conflict.

In Nablus, Israeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian whom they accused of carrying out a shooting attack in the town of Huwara earlier this year.

Across the West Bank, the military arrested 37 Palestinians, identifying 17 of them as Hamas members.

Israel has stepped its raids on Palestinian towns and cities in the West Bank since the start of the war in Gaza, leaving at least 141 Palestinians dead in what U.N. monitors say is the deadliest period in the territory on record.

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