Israeli operation in refugee camp in occupied West Bank kills four

The death toll rose to four on Thursday in an Israeli operation in the Nur Shams refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.

“Palestine Red Crescent ambulance teams have just transported an 18-year-old young man who was killed by the Israeli occupation forces in Nur Shams camp,” the group said on X, formerly Twitter, adding his death brought the toll to four.

Two of the four Palestinians were killed by an airstrike and two by live bullets, the Red Crescent said.

Israeli forces involved in the operation withdrew from the camp in the morning, AFP journalists reported.

The Israeli army told AFP it was checking the death toll.

The military told AFP earlier Thursday that it had been carrying out an operation in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nur Shams, which adjoins the town of Tulkarem in the northern West Bank.

“During the operation, an aircraft struck two terrorists who posed an immediate threat to the forces,” the Israeli army said.

In total, eight Palestinians were killed in less than 24 hours in the West Bank.

Three Palestinians, including an Islamic Jihad commander, were killed late Wednesday in an Israeli strike on a car in Jenin, a stronghold of Palestinian armed factions in the northern West Bank.

One Palestinian was killed by gunfire in the Al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah.

Violence has intensified in the West Bank since the Hamas attacks of October 7 triggered war with Israel in Gaza.

According to the Palestinian Authority, more than 430 Palestinians have been killed in the territory by Israeli troops or settlers since the war began.

Related Articles

Back to top button