Two Palestinians killed by the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank (Palestinian ministry)
Two Palestinians were killed Friday during an Israeli army operation in an area of the northern occupied West Bank that has been plagued by high tensions in recent months, the Palestinian Health Ministry said .
“Two martyrs have arrived at the government hospital in Jenin,” the ministry said in a short statement. immediately but had earlier said he was carrying out an operation in the Jenin refugee camp.
A large number of soldiers operated in the camp at dawn and clashes broke out, witnesses said and the official Palestinian Wafa news agency.
It was in the Jenin camp that the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who wore a bulletproof vest with the words “press” and a helmet, was killed in May while covering an Israeli raid. The army acknowledged “a strong possibility” of having killed the Al-Jazeera journalist, but not deliberately.
Violence has increased in recent months in the north of the occupied West Bank, particularly in the area of Nablus and Jenin where the Israeli army has stepped up operations in the wake of deadly anti-Israeli attacks in March and April. p>
These raids, often interspersed with clashes with the Palestinian population, left more than a hundred dead on the Palestinian side, the heaviest toll in the West Bank for nearly seven years, according to the UN.
On Wednesday, an 18-year-old Palestinian man was killed by the army in clashes that broke out in the Al-Aroub refugee camp, near Hebron (south), as young people protested against the Israeli operations.
Two Israeli soldiers have also been killed in recent days, sparking a widespread manhunt and violence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, an area occupied and annexed by Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said Thursday that “the security forces remain will be mobilized as long as the terrorists and those who sent them are not arrested,” according to a statement from his office.
The West Bank is a Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 by the Jewish State.