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Six people were killed in an Israeli army raid on the West Bank, the Palestinian ministry says

Six people were killed in an Israeli army raid on the West Bank, the Palestinian ministry says

Since the outbreak of war between the Israeli army and Hamas, there has been a sharp increase in violence in the West Bank.

Palestinian Territories:

The Palestinian Health Ministry and the Red Crescent said six Palestinians were killed on Tuesday during an Israeli army airstrike on the occupied northern West Bank village of Kfar Dan.

The Israeli military said it carried out an “anti-terrorist operation” in the area, during which four militants were killed.

The men, aged 21 to 32, were “shot dead by occupation forces in the city of Kafr Dan in the Jenin District,” the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Ramallah said in a statement.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said it had transported six dead people from Kafr Dan, including at least three from the “target house.”

The Israeli army stated that soldiers “surrounded a structure used” by Palestinian fighters, killing four people “during an exchange of fire” and injuring “additional ones”, while an Israeli Air Force helicopter “struck the area of ​​the structure”.

The statement added that soldiers found weapons “and a vehicle containing numerous explosives.”

The West Bank, which Israel has occupied since 1967, has experienced a surge in violence for more than a year, but especially since the Israel-Hamas war broke out in Gaza on October 7.

Since the outbreak of the Gaza war, at least 542 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank by Israeli troops or settlers, according to Palestinian officials.

According to official data from the Israeli agency AFP, at least 14 Israelis were killed in attacks by Palestinians in the West Bank during the same period.

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