JENIN: Israel’s army on Friday killed at least seven Palestinians in two separate incidents in the West Bank, signaling a concerning escalation in violence. The incidents occurred during an Israeli operation in a Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank and at the entrance to Hebron in the south.
Israeli forces conducted an overnight operation from Thursday to Friday in the Jenin refugee camp, resulting in the deaths of at least five persons, as confirmed by an official army statement. Simultaneously, two people were killed by Israeli army bullets at the entrance to Hebron, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
The Palestinian health ministry in Ramallah provided additional details, stating that three people were killed in Israeli military raid in Jenin, with 15 others wounded, four of them critical. The recent surge in Israeli violence in the West Bank since October 7 has seen an increased frequency of incursions, with a notable impact on innocent civilians.
Israeli Forces Martyr 11,500 Palestinians in Gaza
These developments unfold against the backdrop of Israel’s extensive military operations in Gaza since October 7, resulting in significant casualties, particularly among civilians. The Gaza authorities report at least 11,500 Palestinians have been martyred, the majority being civilians.