UPDATED: Israeli occupation forces killed six Palestinians in occupied West Bank: Ministry

AFP , Monday 6 Nov 2023

Israeli occupation forces on Monday killed six Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry reported, as deadly violence surges there since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza.

Palestinian mourners
Palestinian mourners carry the body of 22-year-old Mahmud al-Atrash, killed by Israeli security forces during a raid in village of Halhoul, north of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on November 6, 2023. AFP

 

Four people, aged 20 to 25, were killed and a 14-year-old injured by Israeli army fire in Tulkarem, the ministry said.

The Palestinian ministry condemned the "assassinations carried out by the Israeli occupying forces" in the city in the northwest of West Bank, a Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.

The ministry had initially reported three deaths. Witnesses in Tulkarem told AFP that three armed men were killed when their car was intercepted by undercover Israeli agents.

The agents "shot at them in a street in the north of the city and the three men died", one of the witnesses said on condition of anonymity.

Social media images, which AFP was unable to independently verify, showed gun-wielding soldiers in military gear around an intercepted vehicle.

In Beit Fajar, in the southern West Bank, an 18-year-old Palestinian was "killed by a shot in the head from the Israeli occupation army", the ministry said.

Earlier, the Palestinian health ministry said Israeli forces killed a young man and seriously injured three others in the town of Halhul, in the south of the West Bank.

According to the ministry, more than 150 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces or in attacks by settlers in the West Bank since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza on October 7.

* This story was edited by Ahram Online.

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