Israeli forces kill three armed Palestinians in West Bank, military says

JENIN: Israeli forces killed two Palestinian gunmen and another man they said was armed in two separate incidents on Friday, after months of clashes in the occupied area the West Bank continue.
An Israeli military statement said troops came under heavy fire during an operation in the city of Jenin in which an armed force of the militant group Hamas and two others were arrested. It said troops returned fire and “hits have been identified”.
The Jenin’s Brigadean umbrella group of various armed factions, said one of their members had been killed.
Atta Abu RumeilehA leader of the Fatah group in Jenin, told Reuters that the other man killed was a doctor and that Fatah members had been involved in the fighting.
In another incident late Friday, the Israeli military said it responded with live ammunition to a gun attack at a settlement near the West Bank city of Ramallah that injured an Israeli civilian. light. It said soldiers had killed an attacker and were looking for other suspects.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health said a 23-year-old man was killed by Israeli gunfire near Ramallah. It is unclear if he is affiliated with any groups.
More than 100 Palestinians have been killed in clashes since the start of the year, most of them since March when the Israeli military launched a crackdown in the West Bank following a series of attacks by Palestinian gunmen. in Israel.
Nabil Abu Rudeiehspokesman for the Palestinian president, said Israel had “crossed all red lines” and Palestinian Authority will not allow the situation to continue.
The cities of Jenin and Nablus, both home to extensive refugee camps, have become focal points of violence. But there have been incidents in other parts of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, with two Israeli soldiers killed this week.
Roads into Nablus were closed for the week with strict security checks and on Friday the military said it had launched an operation in the city and arrested two people suspected of shooting into them.
Both the Israeli military and Palestinian officials say armed youth groups in Nablus and Jenin, often only closely affiliated with established political movements, have been at the forefront of the clashes.
There have also been clashes between Israeli settlers in the West Bank and Palestinians.
Israel captured the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza – areas where Palestinians wanted an independent state – during a Middle East war in 1967.


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