Israeli forces kill four Palestinians in latest Jenin raid | Israelo-Palestinian conflict

Death toll announced by the Palestinian Ministry of Health after the latest Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank.

An Israeli army raid killed four Palestinians, including a teenager, near the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian officials said.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified three of the dead on Thursday: Youssef Shreem, 29, Nidal Khazim, 28, and Omar Awadin, 16. The identity of the fourth is not immediately known.

The raid – the latest since Israel stepped up operations in the West Bank last year – was carried out by covert Israeli forces “who broke into downtown Jenin”, the Palestinian News Agency said. Wafa, citing the ministry.

The Israeli army said that “security forces are currently operating in the Jenin refugee camp”.

Jenin is among the areas in the northern West Bank where Israel has intensified its raids over the past year in an effort to quell growing armed Palestinian resistance.

Amateur video taken by residents of Jenin appeared to show a crowd of Palestinians surrounding a car people suspected of carrying Israeli soldiers in civilian clothes. Another clip emerged to show Israeli military vehicles towing the car.

Thursday’s death brings to 83 the number of Palestinians killed since the start of the year as Israel intensified arrest raids in the occupied West Bank in response to a series of attacks last spring.

Palestinian attacks on Israelis claimed 14 lives in 2023.

Last week, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians in a raid in Jenin, less than 48 hours after six others were killed in another raid on the city.

In January, Israeli troops killed 9 Palestinians, including an elderly woman, in a large-scale raid on the Jenin refugee camp, one of the deadliest days in the occupied West Bank since Israeli raids intensified at the start of last year.

More than 170 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raids in 2022, many of them civilians.

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