Tensions in the West Bank, a Palestinian teenager killed by the Israeli army

Tensions in the West Bank, a Palestinian teenager killed by the Israeli army

Tensions in the West Bank, a Palestinian teenager killed by the Israeli army

Deadly fighting continues in the northern occupied West Bank. On Thursday morning, September 15, a Palestinian teenager was killed with a “blow to the head” by Israeli forces in the village of Kfar Dan, the Palestinian health ministry said.

The Israeli army has announced that it has been deployed to this village “Identify the houses of the two terrorists” killing an Israeli soldier the day before, with the aim of destroying him, as foreseen by his policy against the perpetrators of anti-Israel attacks. “We will not hesitate to act where the Palestinian Authority does not maintain order”Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said Wednesday.

On Wednesday, an Israeli soldier and two Palestinians from the village of Kfar Dan were killed in a fire fight at the Jalameh checkpoint, a crossing point between Israel and the occupied West Bank. The attack, which cost the soldier’s life, was claimed by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, party of the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas.

Deadliest year since 2016

After a series of attacks on Israelis that have killed nineteen people since March, the Israeli army has stepped up its operations in the north of the occupied West Bank, particularly in the Nablus and Jenin regions, where Palestinian armed groups are active.

These operations, often marked by clashes with the local population or with fighters, led to the arrest of more than 1,500 people, according to the head of the Israeli army, Aviv Kohavi. They also led to the deaths of dozens of people on the Palestinian side, making this the deadliest year in the occupied territories since 2016.

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On Sunday, a Palestinian member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades died from wounds inflicted a few days earlier. He had been wounded by bullets during clashes with the army that destroyed the house of the perpetrator of a fatal attack on three Israelis in Jenin on April 7 in Tel Aviv. Last week, two members of Palestinian armed Islamic movements, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, were killed in raids. Several civilians were also killed during these operations, including Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

“Our Palestinian people in Jenin, Nablus and all the cities of the West Bank are carrying out a massive revolution and a permanent struggle against the occupation” Israeli, “in response to his crimes”Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip, said yesterday.

Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 1967, at the end of what the Jewish state calls the “Six Day War”.

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Le Monde with AP and AFP

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