Greater than 100 Palestinians have been killed throughout the occupied West Financial institution since struggle erupted between Israel and Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas on October 7, the well being ministry mentioned Wednesday.
Violence had already spiralled within the West Financial institution earlier than the Gaza struggle, with the best loss of life toll within the Palestinian territory since at the least 2005.
Lots of the Palestinian deaths got here in raids by Israeli troops however there has additionally been an increase in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli settlers, with civilians and fighters killed on each side.
Gaza’s newest and by far deadliest struggle broke out when Hamas militants attacked Israel, killing greater than 1,400 folks, most of them civilians, and taking 222 hostages, in accordance with Israeli authorities.
The well being ministry in Hamas-controlled Gaza mentioned by Tuesday greater than 6,500 folks had been killed, additionally principally civilians, as Israel has bombarded the territory.
Since October 7, tensions and bloodshed have surged within the West Financial institution, together with annexed east Jerusalem, with the Palestinian loss of life toll reaching 102, in accordance with the Ramallah-based well being ministry.
Over the identical interval, the Israeli navy has reported one member of the safety forces killed whereas participating in a raid.
Within the newest violence, 4 Palestinians have been killed in Jenin and one in Qalqilya, each within the northern West Financial institution. One Palestinian was additionally killed in Qalandia, simply north of Jerusalem.
The well being ministry blamed Israeli “bullets and missiles.”
The Israeli navy mentioned it launched a drone strike on “terrorists” within the densely populated Jenin refugee camp, the place it mentioned “armed terrorists fired and hurled explosive units at Israeli safety forces”.
In Qalqilya, a navy spokeswoman instructed AFP, troopers fired on individuals who “hurled explosive units, Molotov cocktails and rocks on the forces.”
Troops additionally opened hearth in Qalandia, which the military mentioned got here in response to suspects who “threw burning tyres, blocks and IEDs (improvised explosive units) and shot at forces.”
Israel has occupied the West Financial institution for the reason that 1967 Arab-Israeli struggle and withdrew from Gaza in 2005, subsequently imposing a crippling blockade on the coastal territory.