Sunday, 1 October, 2023

Israeli security forces kill three Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli security forces say they have killed three alleged Palestinian militants in the north of the occupied West Bank, near the Jenin refugee camp.

The camp was the focus of a major military operation last month.

It marks a further escalation in a wave of violence over the weekend.

On Friday, armed Jewish settlers attacked a Palestinian village where a young Palestinian man was shot dead, while an Israeli security guard was killed in an attack in Tel Aviv.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the security forces, saying: "We will continue to take action - everywhere and at any moment - against those who seek to attack us."

The killings came the day after a Palestinian gunman fatally shot an Israeli security guard in Tel Aviv. Another guard shot and killed the attacker.

After the killing of three Palestinians on Sunday, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said: "These horrific crimes in Jenin would not have taken place had the perpetrators not felt safe from punishment."