Palestinians: Israeli army kills 4 in West Bank violence

RAMALLAH (WESTERN BANK): Israeli forces killed four Palestinians in separate incidents in the occupied area. the West Bank On Thursday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said it was the latest violence to rock the region after months of unrest.
Late on Thursday, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian youth near the city of Ramallah and wounded three others, the ministry said. The Israeli military said it opened fire on Palestinians who threw stones and paint bottles at Israeli cars traveling on a West Bank road. “The visits have been identified,” it said without providing further details.
Earlier on the same day, three Palestinians were killed when the Israeli army conducted an arrest raid in the hotspot city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. The military said the forces were attacked and then responded with live ammunition.
Jenin, and the adjoining refugee camp, are strongholds of Palestinian militants and Israeli has stepped up raids there in recent months.
Official Palestinian News Agency wafa reported that “violent confrontations and clashes” broke out between the residents of Jenin and Israeli forces.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the three men as Atta Shalabi46, Tarek al-Damj, 29, and Sedki Zakarneh29. It is unclear if they are affiliated with a militant group.
Old photos circulating on social media show two of the three Palestinians killed posing with rifles. Palestinian media also shared footage showing an ambulance being hit by Israeli bullets in Jenin.
Palestinian factions in the city called for a general strike to remember those killed and to express solidarity with their families.
On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian fighter who opened fire on them near the settlement of Ofra in the West Bank.
More than 140 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli-Palestinian fighting in the West Bank and East Jerusalem this year, making 2022 the bloodiest since 2006.
The Israeli military said most of the Palestinians killed were militants. But young men who threw stones against the Israeli military invasion and others who did not participate in the confrontations were also killed.
Israel has been conducting daily raids across the West Bank, in a campaign prompted by a series of Palestinian attacks against the Israelis in the spring.
The military says the attacks are intended to destroy militant networks and prevent future attacks, but Palestinians say they reinforce Israel’s unrestricted occupation, now in its 56th year. .
At least 30 people have died in Palestinian attacks in Israel and the occupied West Bank this year.


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