7 Palestinians and 2 Israelis killed in West Bank

7 Palestinians and 2 Israelis killed in West Bank

Nine people, including seven Palestinians, were killed in an Israeli airstrike in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, sources on both sides said.

Since the start of the war between Israel and Gaza-based Hamas militants, violence in the West Bank has soared to levels not seen in nearly two decades. Israeli forces carry out regular raids in the occupied territories, particularly in the militant stronghold of Jenin and neighboring refugee camps.

The Ramallah-based Ministry of Health under the Palestinian Authority announced that “seven people were killed in shelling of a group of Israeli-occupied civilians in Jenin.”

However, the military announced that during an operation in the Jenin refugee camp, “six terrorists were killed when their aircraft collided with terrorists who had thrown explosives.”

Police said an Israeli police officer was killed during an operation in a refugee camp.

“She (the officer) was in a work vehicle that was hit by an explosive device,” the force said, adding that three other officers were also injured.

In another incident north of Ramallah, an Israeli civilian was shot dead, the military said.

The military said the civilian was “killed near the British Police Junction” north of Ramallah, adding that police were searching for the attacker.

Palestinian state news agency Wafa reported early Sunday that a large-scale Israeli military deployment was underway in Jenin.

The newspaper said six Palestinians, including four brothers, were killed in an “Israeli drone strike” in Jenin, and a seventh person later succumbed to his injuries.
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Jenin resident Suleiman Moussa said there were gunshots followed by “air strikes.”

“We came here and saw people being thrown to the ground, some with their heads and body parts cut off. It was an unbelievable sight, and we didn't know what to do. I didn't understand,” Moussa told AFP.

Source: guardian.ng

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