Conflicts & War

Six Palestinians killed by Israeli forces as West Bank raids continue

Jerusalem, Apr 14 (EFE).- Six Palestinians have been killed following clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank between Wednesday and Thursday.

The death toll from the Israeli crackdown on the West Bank went up to 6 after a Palestinian man succumbed to the shotgun wounds he sustained on Wednesday, Palestinian health authorities confirmed Thursday.

The 45-year-old was injured in the chest in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank village of Beita. He was transferred to a hospital in Nablus but died shortly after.

This incident comes amid a recent flare-up of violence in the region. A dozen Palestinians have been killed amid Israeli military operations within just a week.

Early Thursday, the army shot dead two young Palestinians near the city of Jenin and arrested 20 others.

Three others were killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday, one of whom was a 34-year-old lawyer.

Tensions in the region have been extremely high after four fatal attacks by Palestinians left some 14 Israelis dead in just two weeks, prompting the Israeli army to tighten security in the West Bank.

Israel has controlled Palestinian borders since the Six-Day War in 1967 when it occupied the territories of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. EFE


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