Israeli forces kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank raids against Hamas
27 September 2021 | 10:19 am
Five Palestinian gunmen were killed in an arrest operation targeting a Hamas cell in West Bank, Israel's military said. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the Hamas operatives were planning an imminent attack on Israel.
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For several months, tensions have been rising in the West Bank. Following a wave of anti-Israeli attacks that killed 19 people in the spring, the Israeli government launched a vast military operation in the area. More than 2,000 people have been arrested and 130 Palestinians killed in raids and clashes, the heaviest toll since the Second Intifada.
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In February, dozens of young Israeli settlers in the West Bank led a punitive expedition to the Palestinian town of Huwara in the north, near Nablus, following the murder of two of their own. They burned several buildings in the town and threw stones, injuring several residents and killing one, according to Palestinian authorities. One Israeli general described the violence as a "pogrom". FRANCE 24's Gwendoline Debono returned to Huwara to find out why the northern West Bank is now one of the most violent areas in the Palestinian Territories.
An Israeli raid in the West Bank city of Jenin killed three Palestinians and wounded at least 29 others. Israeli helicopters opened fire on gunmen in a rare Israeli Air Force operation in the area.
The third day of tit-for-tat attacks in the occupied West Bank has led to the death of at least one Palestinian. Israel has said it will build 1,000 more settlement homes despite international calls to halt the plans.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said five people had been killed and over two dozen wounded in the attack in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
Jenin and its refugee camp have seen heightened violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters over past weeks. While Israel claims the operation is to counter terrorism, international observers are concerned.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said that another Palestinian had died overnight, bringing the death toll up to 10. Israeli media cited IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagari as saying that operations could be over within days.
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